Starlink routing

Masataka Ohta mohta at
Tue Jan 24 05:22:21 UTC 2023

Jorge Amodio wrote:

>>> This gets sort of merged with DTN (Delay/Disruption Tolerant Networking.)
>> I have been saying that DTN is a reinvention of UUNET.

> Hmmm, nope not even close.

You, seemingly, do not have much knowledge on UUNET.
>> As such, it should be noted that, in UUNET, availability of
>> phone links between computers was scheduled.

> You must be talking about UCCP, UUNET was a company.

Why, do you think, UUNET as a company named so?

It was an organization to offer connectivity to UseNET but some
used the word to just mean UseNET. See, for example:
	(n.) A network that carries electronic newsgroups, aggregates
	of many electronic messages that are sorted by topic, to
	thousands of users on hundreds of workstations worldwide.

> Availability of links was declared not scheduled,
Declared in map files used by pathalias? But that's not my point.

UUCP links were not permanent but scheduled. See, for example:
	Schedule periodic UUCP transfers with cron

> so pathalias was able to
> figure the best UUCP path from a given UUCP node.

Such initial attempts were not so elegant or scalable.

UUCP networks as DTN were brought to perfection through
integration with the Internet relying on DNS MX RRs.

						Masataka Ohta

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