[Gllug] Official country code for Britain = GB or UK?

Chris Bell chrisbell at overview.demon.co.uk
Sun Apr 14 21:40:23 UTC 2002

On Sun 14 Apr, Ian Northeast wrote:
> Chris Bell wrote:
> > 
> > Hello,
> >    I am trying to configure some software that has requested the correct 2
> > letter code for country. Did I see that it should be GB, and that UK should
> > really mean Ukraine or something else? (I would not want to claim that it
> > was Gibraltar either).
> >    Thanks in advance for any help.
> In the UN classification, GB = Great Britain (including N. Ireland, so
> you have GBBEL for Belfast) and UK = Ukraine.
> In DNS, .uk is normally used for the UK. .gb exists but is almost never
> used. Ukraine is .ua.
> Gibraltar is both GI (UN) and .gi (DNS).

   Many thanks for the replies, I have been loading software from the Debian
distribution CD's, much of it new to me, and the request for information was
from SSLwrap

Chris Bell

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