Re: Location independence?

touch@isi.edu
Wed, 26 Feb 1997 09:16:13 -0800


From: touch@isi.edu
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 1997 09:16:13 -0800
Message-Id: <199702261716.AA14563@ash.isi.edu>
To: touch@isi.edu, liberte@ncsa.uiuc.edu
Subject: Re:  Location independence?
Cc: uri@bunyip.com

> From liberte@sdgmail.ncsa.uiuc.edu Wed Feb 26 00:11:16 1997
> 
> touch@isi.edu writes:
>  > IP numbers are not looked up. That's the point.
>  > That's why they're "locations", rather than "names".
> 
> IP numbers are looked up in router tables.

But not translated there.

> Curiously, many people associate looking something up with it being a
> location rather than a name.  The thing you look up is *located* in a
> table or data structure of some kind.

Only when you replace the thing looked up.

Joe
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