4 part domain names

Jonathon McKitrick jcm at FreeBSD-uk.eu.org
Wed Nov 24 07:24:08 PST 2004

On Wed, Nov 24, 2004 at 04:08:06PM +0100, Hexren wrote:
: location. 510 could identify a rack or a datacenter so that
: us.510.mail.example.com means "a mail server in the datecenter with
: the id 510 which serves the United States".

So 'us.510.mail' is an atomic, arbitrary identifier.  All three as a unit
identify a certain node, and are selected purely for convenience of human
operators, right?

I'm just making sure that the network doesn't treat 'us.510.mail' any
different than it would treat 'foobar', right?

I was thinking in java/python mode, where each 'dot-level' actually pointed
to a node in the network, while what I understand now is that once you go
beyond the domain name, the way you handle the other nodes is just up to the
sysadmin, and is purely for human readability, right?

My other computer is your Windows box.

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