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RE: IP Allocation

  • From: Jim Fleming
  • Date: Wed Nov 20 11:45:37 1996
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On Wednesday, November 20, 1996 8:30 AM, Randy Bush[SMTP:[email protected]] wrote:
@ The use of address to differentiate between multiple web sites on one host
@ was only a hack to get around a gap in the http protocol.  This too shall
@ pass.

Some might also claim that there is a limitation in DNS
system because "port" numbers can not easily be returned
with an IP address. If that had been possible, then one IP
address could have been used and different TCP port numbers.

With the introduction of AAAA records into the DNS system,
there is now an opportunity to send 128 bit binary quantities.
Part of that quantity can be interpreted as a 32 bit IP address
and part can be interpreted as a port number.

Jim Fleming
UNETY Systems, Inc.
Naperville, IL

[email protected]
[email protected] (EDNS/IPv8)

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