Bug 683200 - RFE: Non latin domain names
RFE: Non latin domain names
Product: Spacewalk
Classification: Community
Component: Server (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Miroslav Suchý
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Blocks: space15 701985
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Reported: 2011-03-08 14:59 EST by Miroslav Suchý
Modified: 2011-06-16 22:50 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2011-06-16 22:50:27 EDT
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Description Miroslav Suchý 2011-03-08 14:59:58 EST

From article: "The coming introduction of non-Latin characters represents the biggest technical change to the Internet since it was created four decades ago," said ICANN chairman Peter Dengate Thrush. "Right now Internet address endings are limited to Latin characters – A to Z. But the Fast Track Process is the first step in bringing the 100,000 characters of the languages of the world online for domain names." 

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Client tools need to make sure that all host names are in Pune encoding before sending to rhnParent. Client tools should accept non latin domains as entry (eg. serverURL) and encode it to Pune, before connect() or before it is send to rhnParent.

We will store host names in DB in Pune encoding.

We will have to go through WebUI and anytime we present hostname (SDC, device info, monitoring...) we will decode Pune string to UTF-8.

We will modify JavaDoc for API calls and whenever hostname is used, we will note that we accept/return hostname in Pune encoding.
Comment 2 Miroslav Suchý 2011-03-30 08:45:48 EDT
Commited to spacewalk git.
Commits from 695e8f7a792996b7e51f9fd2b11789d26e625753 to 382a5dbbcbe78cc334d3b2d167e86e1cb292e45d (aprox. 30 commits)
and 4342cb5b600dd2ce9785fd471769ca357601c7fc

This commit may be relevant as well:

to be continue...
Comment 3 Miroslav Suchý 2011-05-04 09:04:54 EDT
changes in webui has been done in spacewalk.git in commits:
Comment 4 Clifford Perry 2011-06-16 22:50:27 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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