IPv4 address length technical design
bill at herrin.us
Sun Oct 7 17:17:17 UTC 2012
On Sat, Oct 6, 2012 at 1:47 PM, Barry Shein <bzs at world.std.com> wrote:
> It's occured to you that FQDNs contain some structured information,
It has occurred to me that the name on my shirt's tag contains some
structured information. That doesn't make it particularly well suited
for use as a computer network routing key. Or suited at all.
On Sat, Oct 6, 2012 at 2:35 PM, Barry Shein <bzs at world.std.com> wrote:
> you can take a new idea and run with it a bit, or just
> resist it right from the start.
Intentionally crashing the moon into the earth is a new idea. How far
should we run with it before concluding that it not only isn't a very
good one, considering it hasn't taught us anything we didn't already
> Van Jacobson had a similar observation vis a vis TCP and PPP header
> compression, why keep sending the same bits back and forth over a PPP
> link for example? Why not just an encapsulation which says "same as
> Now, how can that be generalized?
By observing that within a restricted subset of a problem domain there
may be usable techniques that aren't portable to the broader problem
domain. This is not news, and your comments have not bounded a subset
of the routing problem domain in a way that would make a discussion of
names as routing keys interesting.
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