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Re: Domain names for ISP infrastructure links
From: "Philip J. Nesser II" <pjnesser () martigny ai mit edu>
Date: Tue, 7 Jan 1997 19:47:10 -0500 (EST)

John Curran supposedly said:

At 17:25 1/7/97, John W. Stewart III wrote:
conventions are fine

and it's helpful to users and operators alike for names to
contain a fair amount of information

but "standardizing" with fixed-width fields, pop codes,
next-hop router, etc. doesn't seem that productive when
providers are gonna do what they want anyway. 

No...  we're going to mandate OID-style router names
for the world's Internet providers:  

  <isoc-tree>.<internet-infrastructure branch>.
  <iso country code>.<city ordinal>.<provider #>.
  <facility #>.<rack #>.<shelf #>.<router ordinal>

Great fun to watch (it could be happening this way
in the alternate universe next door.)


Which is exactly why I asked the question if people are serious about
this.  I have great fun specifying things (hey thats why I like the IETF
:-) and would happily spend a few hours coming up with all sorts of great
specifications but I want to know if they have any chance of being adopted.

--->  Phil

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