Re: URN fodder...

Mitra (
Tue, 28 Mar 1995 14:26:51 -0800

Message-Id: <ab9e3c6213021004bd05@[]>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 1995 14:26:51 -0800
To: (Michael Mealling)
From: (Mitra)
Subject: Re: URN fodder...

At 1:08 PM 3/28/95, Michael Mealling wrote:
>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
>> >   Perhaps the Library of Congress or a similar
>> >entity is a more appropriate "authority" to register publishers with.
>> Under my scheme it works fine, registers
>>, I've no idea how it would work under any of the
>> currently proposed schemes.
>You get this also by using OIDs. For example, 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
>Since I (gatech) own 636 I can allocate below that willy nilly.
>I could create if I wanted
>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.....

Unfortunately Enterprise numbers are not a scalable address space, unless
IANA want to be registering several million enterprises.

- Mitra

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