format != data

Bill Manning 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.
% --bill

	cockup.  protocols do/should not mandate configuration format
		 protocols should/do mandate configuration data.


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