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

  • From: bob bownes
  • Date: Thu Mar 08 21:06:01 2001

Interesting analogy...How many here are old enough to remember when (in
the US) the first two digits of the exchange meant something?

617-GArden8-xxxx was the houses in/around the garden section of town
long ago & far away...

But we've drifted well off operational topic.

Scott Gifford wrote:
> Joshua Goodall <> 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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