RE: [saad] About saad

"Michel Py" <michel@arneill-py.sacramento.ca.us> Fri, 17 October 2003 21:46 UTC

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Dave,


> Dave Crocker wrote:
> 5. Concern: Not all machines have domain names.
> Response:  _No_ machines have whatever the alternative might be.

I'm sorry, but every machine already has an alternative: use the IP
address as the identifier.


On the following point I'm only the devil's advocate, but here it is
anyway:

6. Concern: the use of identifiers has been made necessary to compensate
for shortcomings in the existing routing. Using DNS for routing purposes
is both a layer violation and a magnet for circular reference issues.
Whether true or not, good luck with this one.

Michel.


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