Re: DNS: or

Re: DNS: or

From: Geoff Huston <gih§>
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 1996 13:13:06 +1000
1. The DNS is NOT a directory service


2. The DNS IS BEING USED as a directory service


3. Names are Important

4. The DNS structure is pretty flat


5. Names WILL clash.

and as a consequence of  of Important Names Clashing, 

6. This is a problem

The issue is NOT how to prevent the clash. The issue is to get out of the
legal feeding frenzy as an aftermath of each and every clash.



At 11:31 AM 4/12/96, Gary Meltzer wrote:
>On Wed, 04 Dec 1996 11:07:00 +1000, Simon Hackett <simon&#167;>
>>The DNS is not a directory service. 
>It may not have been designed as a directory service.
>>The DNS is not a directory service.
>>Some people believe the DNS is a directory service.
>Many people use DNS as a directory service.
>>The DNS is not a directory service.
>Effectively, it is a directory service, because it is used as such.
>>You're solving the problem with the wrong tool. I know that this doesn't
>>stop "most" people wanting their company to be But the
>>real impacts of having to take a second-best option are overblown in my
>>view. People already use .COM as an escape valve if they can't get what they
>>want, and has that made them impossible to find? No!
>So you're saying that DNS is a good directory service?
>Better directory services are available and even better ones emerging,
>but that is probably irrelevant to the topic of changing the DNS au
>name-space and its controllers to the benefit of its users.
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