BUG: GnuPG Key import fails to parse TLD email address

Taral taral at taral.net
Fri Mar 2 05:42:02 CET 2001

On Thu, Mar 01, 2001 at 07:29:15PM -0800, Rich Wales wrote:
> I'm not sure if there's anything in the domain or e-mail RFC's that
> explicitly, officially bans bare top-level domains in host names or
> e-mail addresses, but the convention that single-word names are assumed
> not to be fully qualified (and are therefore interpreted with reference
> to the user's local domain) is so long-standing and ingrained (since
> the very first days of the DNS) that just about everyone is going to
> assume that "ai" is a local subdomain (e.g., an artificial intelligence
> group in a CS department), and not the island nation of Anguilla.

Actually, the problem is that the email address should be:

blah at ai.

Note the dot at the end. This indicates that "ai" is in fact a fully
qualified domain name (FQDN).

Taral <taral at taral.net>
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"Never ascribe to malice what can as easily be put down to stupidity."
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