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Re: Thoughts on Discovery

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2016 12:55:43 +0200
Message-ID: <CAKaEYhL5Af1=yTusK3UCuaPTPWpfszDcaJkDfxnDJ+7pfJZc_g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Adrian Hope-Bailie <adrian@hopebailie.com>
Cc: Xavier Vas <xavier@tr80.com>, Interledger Community Group <public-interledger@w3.org>
On 30 March 2016 at 10:02, Adrian Hope-Bailie <adrian@hopebailie.com> wrote:

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> On Tuesday, March 29, 2016, Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
> wrote:
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>> On 29 March 2016 at 21:47, Adrian Hope-Bailie <adrian@hopebailie.com>
>> wrote:
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>>> What is a super-ledger? It sounds like you're suggesting that the whole
>>> world should all just use a single ledger which seems pretty hard to scale
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>> I mentioned it in another thread.  A super ledger is a ledger where every
>> entry is a URI.  Just as URIs are sometimes called "super keys".  All of
>> the ledgers Im working with are are super ledgers.
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> How does the URI resolve to the address of the super-ledger?
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> Do I need to query every super ledger to find the account I'm looking for?
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Yes exactly.  There can be many super ledgers.  Hence the need for inter
ledger transactions.  If a URI is in two different super ledgers it can
then act as a connector.


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>>> On Tuesday, March 29, 2016, Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
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>>>> On 29 March 2016 at 16:47, Adrian Hope-Bailie <adrian@hopebailie.com>
>>>> wrote:
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>>>>> On 29 March 2016 at 16:32, Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
>>>>> wrote:
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>>>>>> On 29 March 2016 at 15:48, Adrian Hope-Bailie <adrian@hopebailie.com>
>>>>>> wrote:
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>>>>>>> This is a higher level function.
>>>>>>> I.e. I give you some identifier for my account like
>>>>>>> adrian@mywalletprovider.com and you have a well-defined protocol to
>>>>>>> resolve the address of my ledger from that.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Have a look what happens when I hover over the link you pasted (image
>>>>>> attached)
>>>>>>
>>>>>> firefox automatically translates it into mailto:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> this denotes an email address using a URI
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>>>>> Right, because in the context of an email program it makes sense to
>>>>> normalize that to a mailto: URI.
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>>>>>> so how do you send money to an email address, this becomes a trivial
>>>>>> problem with a super ledger, you just send it to the URI
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>>>>> How? I'm not following how I would send money to a mailto: URI?
>>>>>
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>>>> In a super ledger every entry is a URI, so you just have the mailto:
>>>> address as the recipient.  Problem solved.
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>>>>>>> Following which you will do path finding to my ledger.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> If ILP is TCP/IP then we're trying to figure out a good way to do
>>>>>>> DNS :)
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On 29 March 2016 at 15:26, Xavier Vas <xavier@tr80.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Adrian,
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Sorry, I'm confused, how's this discussion separate from our
>>>>>>>> discussions
>>>>>>>> on path finding and routing? How exactly do you define "discovery"
>>>>>>>> vs.
>>>>>>>> "path finding"?
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Xav
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>>> --
>>> Sent from a mobile device, please excuse any typos
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> Sent from a mobile device, please excuse any typos
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