format != data
bmanning at ISI.EDU
Fri Mar 9 00:09:16 UTC 2001
% % of the Internet protocols) were designed with certain basic
% % assumptions in mind, and one of those core assumptions is that there
% % are certain "anchor" machines for certain functions, and these
% % machines do not move around or have their IP addresses change, and if
% % they do move or have their addresses change, then you need to make
% % configuration file changes that are outside the scope of the protocol.
% Actually, the protocols do not mandate configuration
% data. Yes, certain assumptions were made (don't we all? :)
% but those assumptions can be (should be?) revisited periodically.
cockup. protocols do/should not mandate configuration format
protocols should/do mandate configuration data.
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