Re: new port for DNS

Keith Moore (moore@cs.utk.edu)
Fri, 16 Jun 1995 13:26:43 -0400


Message-Id: <199506161726.NAA03472@wilma.cs.utk.edu>
From: Keith Moore <moore@cs.utk.edu>
To: Michael.Mealling@oit.gatech.edu (Michael Mealling)
Cc: hoymand@gate.net (Dirk Herr-Hoyman), mshapiro@ncsa.uiuc.edu,
Subject: Re: new port for DNS 
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Fri, 16 Jun 1995 11:08:43 EDT."
             <199506161508.LAA26022@oit.gatech.edu> 
Date: Fri, 16 Jun 1995 13:26:43 -0400

> I guess we disagree on a much more philosophical level here. One of 
> my primary goals is to allow anyone to be both publisher and author
> at a fairly cheap price. In this case a user can register for
> a section of an OID space without having to contact or or be approved
> by his employer or ISP. Once they have a pointer in the namespace they
> can setup their resolver and be an author.

This works just fine if you define a new DNS record type that means
"pointer to URN resolution service".  Then your "parent" in OID space
defines that type of record to point to your resolution server,
instead of an NS record.

It's very similar to a wildcard MX record.  You don't have to register
an MX record for foo.bar.com to accept mail for foo.bar.com.  An MX
record for *.bar.com is sufficient.

Keith