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Tue Jun 19 00:58:53 AEST 2018
On Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 8:51 AM, Noel Chiappa <jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu>
> I'm not sure how well Dave understood the issue of path selection scaling
> the time he proposed it - it was very early on, '78 or so - since we didn't
> understand path selection then as well as we do now. IIRC, I think he was
> mostly was interested in it as a way to avoid having to have an asssignment
> authority. The attraction for me was that it was easier to ensure that the
> names had the needed topological aspect.
I always thought the domain names were backwards, but that's because I
wanted command completion to work on them. I have not reevaluated this
view, though, since the very early days of the internet and I suppose
completion would be less useful than I'd originally supposed because the
cost to get the list is high or administratively blocked (tell me all the
domains that start with, in my notation, "com.home" when I hit <tab> in a
fast, easy way).
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