[discuss] Internet: the INTER-connection of local NET-works
Brian E Carpenter
brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com
Sun May 4 20:28:25 UTC 2014
On 05/05/2014 06:43, Bill Woodcock wrote:
>> These local networks maintain all the necessary resources and functions locally.
>> The IP address is derived from the geographical position in the world coordinate system. We use 64-bit for global and 64-bit for local address. The routing (geo-routing) is based on the destination address of the packet relative to the position of the router. From the distance and the angle wc can easy make the decisions.
> Yes. I, for one, welcome our new 128-bit binary URLs and email addresses. Let me see about getting a USB morse-code key, so I can enter them all without wearing out my keyboard.
A hexadecimal keyboard would be a reasonable compromise and less hard on
your wrist muscles.
But seriously, Andrew has explained in patient detail why this design
could never work. Personally I think it's worthwhile to quote from
Tim Berners-Lee's book:
"There's a freedom about the Internet: As long as we accept the
rules of sending packets around, we can send packets containing
anything to anywhere."
A network composed entirely of intranets might serve the purposes
of those who seek cultural isolation, but it would not be the Internet
and we wouldn't have a World-Wide Web. In fact, we wouldn't be able to
have this conversation, either. Phenomena like gmail and 1net would
never have arisen in such a network.
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