Comment 13 for bug 1726124

Paul Smith (psmith-gnu) wrote :

Andreas: unfortunately disallowing short name lookups is not acceptable: many environments use short names in embedded URLs all over the place, and without domain search paths the entire environment is rendered completely unusable (e.g., URLs are simply https://tools/foo or https://wiki/foo or whatever; this means no cross-links work).

Connecting to an untrusted VPN is a tiny sliver of a minority of the usage of VPN; 99.99% of the time when someone connects to a VPN they're trying to create a secure link to another trusted network (e.g., working remotely).

If you want to provide support for both modes of handling short names with some kind of checkbox to select between them that's fine with me, but the current behavior is a serious loss of functionality from previous solutions.