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Re: Namespaces (was: new.net: yet another dns namespace overlay play)

  • From: Scott Gifford
  • Date: Thu Mar 08 20:18:45 2001

Joshua Goodall <joshua@roughtrade.net> writes:

[ ... ]

> A better method for addressing data would be based on source-brokered,
> signed, distributed caches of keywords that can be search and, more
> importantly, bookmarked in the context of each signer.

I'm not sure I want something that elaborate to ftp a file from my
laptop to my desktop.  And I certainly don't want to have to remember
IP addresses for both of them.

I think DNS works pretty well.  You just have to think of it like an
800 number --- 800 numbers are ambiguous (1-800-CONTACTS could provide
information about how to contact people, information about aliens
contacting the earth, or information about the old PBS show 3-2-1
Contact!, but it in fact sells contact lenses), but they're still
easier to remember than the digits.

------ScottG.





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