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:
<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.)