Re: "so-called" keyword and layer 3

Maynard Kang <maynard@pobox.org.sg> Wed, 05 December 2001 09:53 UTC

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Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2001 17:48:05 +0800
From: Maynard Kang <maynard@pobox.org.sg>
Subject: Re: "so-called" keyword and layer 3
To: John C Klensin <klensin@jck.com>, Nicolas Popp <nico@realnames.com>
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John C Klensin wrote:
> If it is useful from a marketing standpoint to call these things
> "keywords" and "keyword systems", so be it.  But, here, a little
> bit of precision about terminology may be helpful.
>

Hi John, with regard to the precision of terminology used, perhaps it might be
helpful to adopt a more specific term to describe each "layer" in the
dns-search draft, rather than to rely on numbers which might cause confusion.

A "Layer 2" searching mechanism sounds almost incredulous if the OSI model
comes to mind ("A link layer method for searching names in the DNS?? Those
IETF guys must be crazy...")

regards,
maynard