Re: Follow up on charter proposal

Keith Moore (moore@cs.utk.edu)
Sun, 09 Jul 1995 18:24:07 -0400


Message-Id: <199507092224.SAA24476@wilma.cs.utk.edu>
From: Keith Moore <moore@cs.utk.edu>
To: Martin Hamilton <martin@mrrl.lut.ac.uk>
Cc: uri@bunyip.com, moore@cs.utk.edu
Subject: Re: Follow up on charter proposal 
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Sun, 09 Jul 1995 22:56:51 BST."
             <199507092156.WAA21649@gizmo.lut.ac.uk> 
Date: Sun, 09 Jul 1995 18:24:07 -0400

> Keith Moore writes:
> 
> | The "URNs considered harmful" draft has a similar proposal, only
> | it uses the domain from a URL as the "naming authority" for the
> | DNS lookup.
> 
> The approach you suggest appeals greatly, though I think it would be 
> even nicer were there a way to get at least the catalog server's port 
> number and protocol name into the RCS records... :-)

Actually, the RC server that we have written serves as both a catalog
server (for URNs/URLs) and a location information server (for LIFNs)
(there is a separate RPC call for each function).

If we can standardize on a single interface to a catalog server, life
becomes a lot simpler.  If we cannot standardize on this, it makes
sense to put the port number and protocol name in the RCS record.

Keith