The site is password protected though, so I'm including
it below in case any forkers want to put in their 2 cents...
Of particular interest is:
> It is desirable for each router to know only information about routes
> one level below it; it is also desirable for every routing decision to
> be reflected in a naming level; finally, it is essential that humans be
> able to alias hosts easily, and that machines understand these aliases.
This gets down into the "every node should have routing capabilities"
focus of munchkins. Good show!
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Dump DNS? (siteadm) Fri, 25 Jul
Characteristics of a Successor to DNS
Posted by: danritter
Date posted: Mon Jul 28 5:01:08 PDT 1997
I'm going to ignore the flamage above and talk about the actual issues
here. I hope nobody minds...
IMNSHO, it's time for DNS and routing to be integrated. It's time to use
IP6. It's time to think about managing the interadressing of billions of
computers across the planet.
The first issue to come up is masquerading. There are many legitimate
occasions for a group of computers to share a name: replicated servers,
for instance. There are occasions for a group of computers to have
dynamic IP addresses - dial-up, for example - but those computers really
would like to have unique names.
The next issue to take into account is multiple paths to a machine. Any
self-respecting AS has two or more connections to the rest of the
Net. It should be easy and obvious for an exterior request to find a
particular internal host. For much the same reasons, routes must be
easily and transparently reconfigurable in the middle of a packet
It is desirable for each router to know only information about routes
one level below it; it is also desirable for every routing decision to
be reflected in a naming level; finally, it is essential that humans be
able to alias hosts easily, and that machines understand these aliases.
Sorry I'm not home right now I'm surfing in the worldwideweb but leave a
message and I'll call you back. A likely story, but leave a message and
I'll call you back. And it's all your fault I screen my phone calls.
No matter who calls, I screen my phone calls.
-- No Doubt