Re: Service Identity (Re: Machine Identity)

Dave Crocker <dhc@dcrocker.net> Thu, 28 February 2008 20:53 UTC

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Jeroen Massar wrote:
> Balazs Lengyel wrote:
>> IMHO virtualization, and programs like VmWare are one example where it 
>> is hard to say what are you trying to identify. The physical box or 
>> the virtual machine?
> 
> One should identify the *service*

Clearly there are cases where it is, in fact, a physical machine that is of 
interest.  But your point is quite well taken.  Most scenarios care about an 
abstraction, not something physical.

Whether that is a logical process, a logical application, a logical host, or an 
"organization" becomes the question.

d/
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