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Re: heimdal on GNU HURD

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: heimdal on GNU HURD
Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 20:25:28 +0200
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On Sat, Sep 29, 2001 at 11:16:58AM -0700, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> Really?  Have you seen proposals for handling internet growth?
> Hostnames are already getting longer and longer.  I was once at
> "unmvax".  Then that became "unmvax.unm.edu".  Now my laptop has the
> attractive address "vp190095.reshsg.uci.edu".  Indeed, BSD added a
> field to utmp for the remote host name, and that field (go figure) was
> something like 12 characters, and so major hassle ensued to make it
> bigger.

And Thomas doesn't live in Wales, UK, where we notice:


(that's the name of a village).

I also read at long-domain-name.com, that marketing people are jumping at
long host names to increase their results at search engines.  They just
embed keywords into the domain name.  Those are not meant to be seen or
entered by humans.  And this is just for the domain name.


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Marcus Brinkmann              GNU    http://www.gnu.org    marcus@gnu.org

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