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6634Re: [decentralization] Dynamic Networking

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  • Eric Hopper
    Apr 23 11:24 AM
      On Thu, Apr 22, 2004 at 01:47:15PM -0500, Justin Chapweske wrote:
      > In order to provide dynamic networking at the URI naming level, you
      > simply need to switch a portion of your URIs to non-DNS-based URIs.
      > There is no need to switch all of your URIs to be location
      > independent, and indeed in Swarmcast we freely mix static HTTP URIs
      > with location independent UUID URIs.
      > Location independent URIs, by their very nature, imply support for
      > both an anycast model, as well as a single-end-node or point-to-point
      > model. The only difference between these two cases is the number of
      > authoritative sources that can provide the service associated with the
      > URI in a secure fashion. In an anycast model, a number of nodes can
      > authoritatively serve a URI, and in a point-to-point model, only a
      > single end node can authoritatively serve a URI.

      Of course, my vision of the solution to this problem involves the
      creation of a location-transparent overlay network on top of IP. :-)

      But, even with such a thing, there still needs to be a way to
      dynamically map one network onto another, and I use URIs for that. In
      fact, since locations in my networking scheme can by a URI, this really
      is that same solution from a high-level perspective.

      Have fun (if at all possible),
      "It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God.
      It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg." --- Thomas Jefferson
      "Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company." -- Mark Twain
      -- Eric Hopper (eric-yahoo@... http://www.omnifarious.org/~hopper) --
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