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RE: Alternatives (was Re: whois broke again?)

  • From: Roeland M.J. Meyer
  • Date: Mon Feb 21 23:55:15 2000

> bmanning@vacation.karoshi.com
> Sent: Monday, February 21, 2000 5:11 PM

> > While I think that Bill Manning's DNS TXT suggestion is clever, and
> > nicely distributed, it requires a lot of effort.
>
> 	actually, I think both efforts have about the same level
> 	of effort.  In one case, its concentrated in a single place,
> 	in the other, its all over the place.

The nice thing about central is that things will get done, or not done,
consistantly. You tend to strike a closure point at some time. In the
distributed "all over the place" model, things may never be consistent, nor
will they ever be complete. It is also difficult to enforce quality
standards.






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