[e2e] What if there were no well known numbers?

Bob Braden braden at ISI.EDU
Fri Aug 4 09:53:45 PDT 2006

John Kristoff wrote:

> > The basic idea is that DNS SRV lookups
> > should be used to determine a unique port with which to get service
> > from the intended destination server.

I recall a discussion of this idea in the IAB in the early 1980s.  The argument
that won out was that we did not believe people would keep SRV records
current, and as a result things would break badly and often if we depended
upon them.

Bob Braden

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