Re: Machine Identity

Dave Crocker <dhc@dcrocker.net> Thu, 28 February 2008 17:33 UTC

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Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
  >>    Why isn't a Domain Name sufficient to the purpose you have in mind?
> 
> I agree with the reasons given by Keith Moore (a machine does not
> control its domain name).


      The requirements you have provided mean that there must be a global, 
persistent registration service.

      As you go through the effort of specifying a new global registration 
service, make sure to deal with the obvious questions:


1.  What makes the proposed mechanism superior to the DNS registration service?

2,  What is the basis for believing that the proposed service will overcome the 
massive barriers to adoption that have, so far, plagued most proposals for 
adding to the Internet's infrastructure services?

d/
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   Dave Crocker
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