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Re: [NANOG] Re: new.net: yet another dns namespace overlay play

  • From: Ben Browning
  • Date: Wed Mar 07 22:05:29 2001

At 06:00 PM 3/7/2001, Vadim Antonov wrote:
The only real solutiuon to the present and future DNS woes is to replace
it with the hyperlinks, portals, address books and search engines - and
_no_ human-readable names.  This effectively creates as many "roots" as
there are users.  My "John Doe" is not the same as your "John Doe" :)
For some reason, I can't see CNN broadcasting "Come visit our website, at 207.25.71.27 or 207.25.71.28 or 207.25.71.29 or 207.25.71.30 or 207.25.71.5 or 207.25.71.6 or 207.25.71.20 or 207.25.71.22 or 207.25.71.23 or 207.25.71.24 or or 207.25.71.25 or 207.25.71.26". Not to mention the fact that IPv6 will make that even uglier.

I *like* DNS. Abolishing it would be akin to, say, removing the UNIX path environment variable and all aliasing/symlinking support from the kernel.

~Ben (I speak for myself, here)

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Ben Browning <benb@theriver.com>
The River Internet Access Co.
Network Operations
1-877-88-RIVER http://www.theriver.com






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