On Sat, Mar 22, 2008 at 02:46:40PM +0000, Ben Laurie wrote:
        Er... Allow me the option o fdisbeleiving your assertion.
        PTR records can and do point to mutiple names.  Some narrow
        implementations have assumed that there will only be a single
        data element and this myth - that PTRs only point to a single
        name - is and has been spread widely.
You can disbelieve my assertion if you wish, but I am only quoting the RFC. RFC 1035, to be precise:

"Address nodes are used to hold pointers to primary host names
in the normal domain space."

(section 3.5. IN-ADDR.ARPA domain). So, the "myth" is in the scripture.

        ah... open to interpretation.  what is a "primary" host name?

RFC 1035 does not say, in the case of hosts, but the intent is quite clear from the text on gateways:

"Gateways will often have two names in separate domains, only one of which can be primary."

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