[MLB-WIRELESS] DNS, DHCP, static ip...

Kim Hawtin kim at aldigital.co.uk
Mon Nov 19 20:47:10 EST 2001

> > I think it would be better to do the area descriptions in the 
> > hostnames... ie. x.suburb.mlbwire.wan 

> This makes sense, but doesn't the postcode idea just embody 
> this in numerical form?
> Ahhhhh, I see, you want dns names as well as IP numbers.

there is a small problem using numerical name in dns names

eg  host.postcode9999.wireless.net.au is ok,

but host.9999.wireless.net.au is not...

using a number as the first character is broken!

> > or another idea from the seattle wireless group... 
> > http://seattlewireless.net/index.cgi/DnsProposal  

its certainly a sensible convention.

> > Although i think their hostnames are a bit too long... 
> > I'd like to see nodeid.suburb.mwn (melbourne wireless network) 
> > myself.

> Yuppo, but why not replace suburb with postcode?  Make the .suburb. the 
> postcode?

the model of clientid.nodeid.pc9999.mwn.net.au is good =)

next question, private or public address space?


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