[e2e] DNS: Directory or Rendevous?
Jon.Crowcroft at cl.cam.ac.uk
Sat Apr 17 14:00:27 PDT 2004
In missive <0c3501c42491$e8dde2d0$333924a0 at laptop60>, "Micah Beck" typed:
>>DNS server is equivalent to sending a messaging to a rendevous with that =
>>name. The message being sent informs the receiver that the name =
>>resolved to a particular address for a particular duration of time. The =
>>message itself will exist at the rendevous for a limited amount of time, =
>>specified by the sender.
well thats a Big Step from what i was suggesting - we designed the session directory
advertisement, and invitation stuff and multicast, to provide that sort of function i thought...
but what you are saying is interesting as the redenzvous can be time shifted which is NOT somethign one immediately
considers multicast as doing (although the session stuff in multicast does allow that)
there are of course more serious security considerations if one considers pushing the nameserver architecture right
over into being a source/destination binding function (what you call redezvous)....
but yes, nice generalisation!
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