Gtalk login problem

David Woolley forums at
Thu Jan 6 03:37:59 EST 2011

Paul Aurich wrote:

>  host-unknown
>    The value of the 'to' attribute provided in the initial stream header
>    does not correspond to an FQDN that is serviced by the receiving
>    entity.

Is it too late to get the RFC changed?  This is a bad choice of error 
message text on two grounds:

1) the name is not necessarily a host name (it is an MX in email terms);
2) text similar to this is used by BIND libraries to indicate not in DNS.

"domain-not-served-by-us" would be a better short description.

David Woolley
Emails are not formal business letters, whatever businesses may want.
RFC1855 says there should be an address here, but, in a world of spam,
that is no longer good advice, as archive address hiding may not work.

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