[e2e] a means to an end
David P. Reed
dpreed at reed.com
Thu Nov 6 12:06:07 PST 2008
Why should "location" be relevant to networking? Must all wires be
buried permanently in the ground? Does wireless and mobility not occur?
Michael Welzl wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-11-05 at 13:26 +0100, Ali Ghodsi wrote:
>> Jon Crowcroft wrote:
>>> but, BUT this is sidestepping the big problem
>>> which is to have a service which hosts the
>>> id<->loc mapping, which actually
>>> scales to the size of the expected workload...
>> Can DHTs be part of the solution, and if not, what are the essential
>> features which they are lacking? (trying to fish for research problems)
> Location dependance, which even the "id" part should
> have (at least in the form of some concept of "nearness").
> This was pointed out quite convincingly (IMO) by John Day
> in his "patterns in network architecture" book.
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