On Tue, 1 Apr 2003, Bill Manning wrote:
Are the apps for which IPv6 is enabled that -can not-
use address literals?
There are a few.
Mostly cauzed by lazy porting, and optimizing at the first stage for the
masses only (ie., changing the API to use getaddrinfo, but if there are
some internal address-manually-typed-is-ok checks, those may or may not
If so, then Steve is wrong and
the DNS has become critical infrastructure to the working
of the Internet. Otherwise, we should trapese down the
path of separation of topology locator from stack identifier.
and then revisit the DNS to see if its best used as a lookup
service between these two things... :)
Pekka Savola "You each name yourselves king, yet the
Netcore Oy kingdom bleeds."
Systems. Networks. Security. -- George R.R. Martin: A Clash of Kings