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Re: Review of IETF netann Draft

From: <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2004 17:45:57 -0500
To: Eric Burger <eburger@snowshore.com>
Cc: uri@w3.org
Message-ID: <20040223224557.GN2663@skunk.reutershealth.com>

Eric Burger scripsit:

> In theory, any special prefix suffers the same problem.  "annc" takes
> away from the namespace the same as "special-annc".
> 
> In practice, it is in fact the way SIP is used that makes the namespace
> issue a non-problem.  The "reserved" users are typically at a device
> or proxy.  They are not exposed externally, as discussed in Section
> 6 of the draft.

It's dangerous to assume that names of any kind will never leak out.
One idea would be to prefix them with "sip" and follow them with "master".
People are already used to the idea that names ending in "master" have
special meaning: postmaster, newsmaster, webmaster.

"annc" looks much more like a plausible username (for "Ann C.") than
sipanncmaster does.

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