Brian Carpenter writes to Anthony Atkielski:
| > The telephone company figured out how to avoid problems decades ago. Why
| > the computer industry has to rediscover things the hard way mystifies me.
| The telephone company has milliseconds to seconds to resolve an address
| into a route. The Internet has microseconds to nanoseconds to do so.
You are missing the difference between "what" and "where".
The telephone company takes milliseconds to translate the equivalent
of 220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.6.4.e164.net into the equivalent of 22.214.171.124.
That is, the phone number is merely an identity name, which is converted
into a location name by a database lookup.
In that sense, DNS names are randomly (more aggressive than sequentially)