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    From the Narrow Minds of the IETF "A Registry is..
    by Anonymous on Monday August 15 2005, @05:30PM (#15904)
    From the Narrow Minds of the IETF "A Registry is..

    http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~llynch/dnsop/msg03538 .html

    "When I think of a full-fledged registry, this is what comes to my mind. First and foremost, it has a database associating Internet resources (addresses, domain names, etc.) to legal bodies (personified as contacts). The life of the database is the primary concern - if the data is lost or corrupted, you've upset a large apple cart. "Business continuation" is a major concern, the technical element of that is replication and escrow of data.

    A registry has a number of important interfaces. Input is registration activity (EPP is cited in the document as part of this). Output includes directory listing (WhoIs, IRIS) and DNS. One interface often overlooked in engineering circles, but nonetheless vital is billing. There is also the less definable interface with law enforcement authorities seeking identifying information when they need it. Unifying the data flows amongst all of the interfaces is non-trivial. Oh, and don't forget customer service.

    Besides maintaining the life of the database, maintaining and unifying the interfaces, there is policy to deal with. Policy can mean what names are permitted, who is eligible to get a name, and what happens when there is a dispute over the use or registration of a name. For the RIRs policy also extends to who can get a resource and how much of it."

    The narrow minds of the ISOC and IETF can not
    imagine DNS running with NO central Registry or

    Your .COM node, burned in your router,
    can be your part of "the Registry".
    Existing .COM nodes can collaborate and allow
    you to register when you join the .NET.
    No fees, just connect and play, like a video game.
    Your telco gives you the Internet Dial-Tone.
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    Re:From the Narrow Minds of the IETF "A Registry i
    by Anonymous on Monday August 15 2005, @06:25PM (#15905)

    A distributed hash table, or DHT, is a building block for peer-to-peer applications. At the most basic level, it allows a group of distributed hosts to collectively manage a mapping from keys to data values, without any fixed hierarchy, and with very little human assistance. This building block can then be used to ease the implementation of a diverse variety of peer-to-peer applications such as file sharing services, DNS replacements, web caches, etc.

    Also, the new version 3 get call returns not only the values under a key, but also the secret hashes included with their puts, and the number of seconds remaining in their TTLs. This is pretty useful if you want to refresh someone else's puts for them.
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