Re: URN fodder...

Michael Mealling (Michael.Mealling@oit.gatech.edu)
Tue, 28 Mar 1995 16:08:58 -0500 (EST)


From: Michael.Mealling@oit.gatech.edu (Michael Mealling)
Message-Id: <199503282108.QAA27725@oit.gatech.edu>
Subject: Re: URN fodder...
To: mitra@path.net (Mitra)
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 1995 16:08:58 -0500 (EST)
Cc: pierre@indirect.com, uri@bunyip.com
In-Reply-To: <ab9e0d06030210049c67@[204.217.20.30]> from "Mitra" at Mar 28, 95 11:29:12 am

Mitra said this:
> At 3:15 PM 3/27/95, Pierre Landau wrote:
> >3) Using the hierarchical DNS scheme for registering publishers works well
> >with departments at universities, but perhaps less well with a publisher like
> >joe@orion.tucson.az.us.   Perhaps the Library of Congress or a similar
> >entity is a more appropriate "authority" to register publishers with.
> 
> Under my scheme it works fine, orion.tucson.az.us registers
> joe.orion.tucson.az.us, I've no idea how it would work under any of the
> currently proposed schemes.

You get this also by using OIDs. For example, 1.3.6.4.636 is our pointer
into the OID space. (I just found this out by enterprize numbers (aka the
old URN method are actual pointers to OID space starting with 1.3.6.4).
Since I (gatech) own 636 I can allocate below that willy nilly.
I could create 1.3.6.4.636.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.1 if I wanted
to.

It also does not suffer any of the legal problems being discussed on the
IETF list since a) they have zero semantic meaning b) they are 'owned' by
a recongnized international standards body.....

-MM

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