Re: [hybi] Last Call: <draft-ietf-hybi-thewebsocketprotocol-10.txt> (The WebSocket protocol) to Proposed Standard

Iñaki Baz Castillo <ibc@aliax.net> Sun, 24 July 2011 19:03 UTC

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Subject: Re: [hybi] Last Call: <draft-ietf-hybi-thewebsocketprotocol-10.txt> (The WebSocket protocol) to Proposed Standard
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2011/7/24 Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>eu>:
> But that's not what I meant, I meant that DNS is not the only solution
> to resolve host names. WINS, NIS and /etc/hosts are usable too. When I
> was a student in 94, we had all our passwords and hostnames in NIS and
> no DNS was configured. It worked like a charm. DNS is not something
> mandatory at all for many protocols. It just happens to be the standard
> over the public Internet.

Ok, I get your point now :)
But, do current webbrosers resolve names using anything but DNS A?
(well, I know that they use /etc/hosts). Anyhow, WINS / NIS /etc/hosts
and such stuff just maps a hostname into a single IP. It's the
equivalent of a DNS A resource record. Think about locating a mail
server (MX is required), you need a DNS server.


Regards.

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Iñaki Baz Castillo
<ibc@aliax.net>