IPv4 address length technical design

Barry Shein bzs at world.std.com
Sat Oct 6 17:47:26 UTC 2012


It's occured to you that FQDNs contain some structured information,
no?

   -b

On October 5, 2012 at 21:47 bill at herrin.us (William Herrin) wrote:
 > On Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 8:25 PM, Barry Shein <bzs at world.std.com> wrote:
 > > 5. Bits is bits.
 > > I don't know how to say that more clearly.
 > 
 > Hi Barry,
 > 
 > Bits is bits and atoms is atoms so lets swap all the iron for helium
 > and see how that works out for us.
 > 
 > You can say "bits as bits" as clearly as you like but however you say
 > it you'll be wrong. Bits are defined by the semantics of their use.
 > Any equality or inequality between one bit and another, and in fact
 > whether they can be meaningfully compared at all, is found in those
 > semantics.
 > 
 > Bits ain't just bits. Bits are information *in context.* Change the
 > context, change the bits.
 > 
 > Regards,
 > Bill Herrin
 > 
 > 
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