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RFC 6762 reserved the .local TLD in 2013 for Multicast DNS!

Alexander Bochmann Monday 06 of August, 2018
I was not aware that RFC6762 (cache) reserves the ".local" TLD for exclusive use for Link-Local addresses with Multicast DNS:

RFC6762 wrote:
This document specifies that the DNS top-level domain ".local." is a special domain with special semantics, namely that any fully qualified name ending in ".local." is link-local, and names within this domain are meaningful only on the link where they originate.


Lutz Donnerhacke points to this in a German language article that explains how this leads to problems accessing a CIFS mount in a Windows domain that uses the .local TLD.