On the Naming and Binding of Network Destinations (RFC1498)
Original Publication Date: 1993-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-10
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
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This brief paper offers a perspective on the subject of names of destinations in data communication networks. It suggests two ideas: First, it is helpful to distinguish among four different kinds of objects that may be named as the destination of a packet in a network. Second, the operating system concept of binding is a useful way to describe the relations among the four kinds of objects. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard.