Re: [nbs] I-D Action:draft-ubillos-name-based-sockets-03.txt

Rémi Després <remi.despres@free.fr> Tue, 19 October 2010 14:01 UTC

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Le 19 oct. 2010 à 15:03, Javier Ubillos a écrit :
>>> ...
>>>   o  ip6.arpa.  Using one of the hosts interfaces addresses as a name.
>> 
>> Why would I want to use this?
> 
> Another thing I should be more explicit about.
> This is a construct for when a host does not have a name associated with
> it. Then a name can be synthesized for it.

Since translations from addresses to names are generally time consuming, and not necessarily as up to date as those from names to addresses, this should, as  minimum, be an option that applications would have to request.

Regards,
RD