Re: [dane] namespace management, DANE Client Authentication draft updated

"John Levine" <> Thu, 14 January 2016 01:02 UTC

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>Because the client prefix-label a service *name*, so so the port
>collision issue goes away.  We should not cargo-cult designs,
>the rationale has to carry over logically, and false analogies
>need to be avoided.

One man's cargo cult is another man's namespace management.  Every
existing use of _<service> names is behind a _<proto> name, and there
seems to me considerable merit to keep it that way, at the trivial
cost of a possibly uninteresting _tcp or _udp in the name.  If the
extra five bytes is an issue, I suppose we could use _c rather than
_client for the client tag.

While saving five characters was a big deal when I was programming
PDP-8's almost 50 years ago, I don't get it now.