Domain names for ISP infrastructure links

John Curran jcurran at
Wed Jan 8 00:35:16 UTC 1997

At 17:25 1/7/97, John W. Stewart III wrote:
>conventions are fine
>and it's helpful to users and operators alike for names to
>contain a fair amount of information
>but "standardizing" with fixed-width fields, pop codes,
>next-hop router, etc. doesn't seem that productive when
>providers are gonna do what they want anyway. 

No...  we're going to mandate OID-style router names
for the world's Internet providers:  

  <isoc-tree>.<internet-infrastructure branch>.
  <iso country code>.<city ordinal>.<provider #>.
  <facility #>.<rack #>.<shelf #>.<router ordinal>

Great fun to watch (it could be happening this way
in the alternate universe next door.)


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