Mathematical Mesh 3.0 Part XIV: Mesh Name Service
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           Mathematical Mesh 3.0 Part XIV: Mesh Name Service
                 draft-hallambaker-mesh-name-service-00

Abstract

   A naming service for the Mathematical Mesh is described.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.1.  Requirements Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.2.  Defined Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.3.  Related Specifications  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.4.  Implementation Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  Architecture  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.1.  Name Registry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
       3.1.1.  Name Entries  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.2.  Name syntax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.3.  Name Assignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   4.  Business Model  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     4.1.  Names do not expire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   5.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   6.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   7.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   8.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   9.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5

1.  Introduction

   The Mesh Name Service allows Mesh users to change Mesh Service
   Providers without the switching costs associated with usual naming
   schemes.

   The Mesh Name System is distinct from the DNS in several important
   respects:

   *  Mesh Names are intended to be the personal property of the
      assignee and use of the name MUST NOT require payment of ongoing
      rents, fees etc. of any kind.

   *  The DNS combines the functions of name delegation and discovery of
      services provided under those names into a single protocol.  The
      MNS only supports name delegation.

   The limitation on scope allows MNS to provide all the functionality
   of a traditional DNS TLD with almost none of the costs.  While the
   DNS functionality exposed by a DNS TLD is limited to information that
   changes very rarely (i.e. discovery of the IP addresses of the
   authoritative DNS servers), the protocol used to deliver that
   functionality is designed to support real time publication of service
   configurations.

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   Another costly aspect of the DNS design is that there is no mechanism
   for invalidation of cached data.  Instead every record has a
   predetermined expiry time and TLDs advise relying parties of updates
   to DNS records by publishing a new record.  As a result, the vast
   bulk of (valid) TLD traffic consists of requests to check if the
   information has changed since the last time the party making the
   request checked.  This approach makes the DNS infrastructure
   vulnerable to Denial of Service attack.  If the DNS were ever to
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