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From: Michel André (michel.andre_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-04-23 05:59:29

Don G wrote:
>>Is it a problem that the special or specific adresses is
>>represented by different textual representations for
>>different networks? I guess a textual representation
>>could be devised that makes these look the same with
>>some psuedo notation.
>>Like broadcast tcp:/[broadcast]:1234,
>>tcp6:/[broadcast]:1234, local tcp:/[local]:1234,
>>tcp6:/[local]:1234, any
>>tcp:/[any]:1234, tcp6:/[any]:1234 this would i guess
>>alleviate some of the eventual problems.
> The pseudo-tokens would work as long as they weren't ambiguous with
> allowed machine names in that network.

Of course amibuity can be risked in corner cases, but selecting the
tokens to minimize this and an escaping mechanism could make names and
special names unambigous.


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