Re: Death to IEN 116


J. Noel Chiappa (JNC@XX.LCS.MIT.EDU)
Mon 31 Mar 86 12:47:24-EST


        Jon, I think what he was trying to get at was that the full
blown Domain Name thing is a big mechanism, and perhaps what would be
better for small workstations such as PC's is a thing where the PC can
say to some sort of local translation server 'what's the IP address of
XX.LCS.MIT.EDU', instead of doing it all itself. Such an approach
would have the added benefit of less traffic, since there'd be one big
cache instead of lots of little ones. For talking to such a translation
server, a protocol such as IEN116 is perfect. I think some people at
MIT do this already.

        Noel
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