Hi all, given how clearly you-all answered my query about 'hostname' (thanks folks) I thought I'd chance my luck.
so, let me get this straight... in the IPv4 world there is this thing called DNS and domain names... I can buy my self a name off a name vendor - eg. bergen.org... I then get to own that name... so, Question 1) where does the DNS record for that name reside? with my ISP? with the name vendor? lets say I have a network and wish to name the boxen depending on the OS running on them thus... microsoft.bergen.org SCO.bergen.org Sun.bergen.org Question 2) where do those DNSrecord reside? Question3) surely I'm breaking copyright or trademark laws here? whats to stop me being sued? for that matter, whats to stop vexatious litigation? and what about the name brokers? do they have legal responsibilities? and if I run DNS server on my network am I then a name provider for myself and have to worry about litigation? Question4) or to put it another way, what is the relationship between trademark control institutions and name brokers? -- Dr Paul van den Bergen Centre for Advanced Internet Architectures caia.swin.edu.au [EMAIL PROTECTED] IM:bulwynkl2002 "And some run up hill and down dale, knapping the chucky stones to pieces wi' hammers, like so many road makers run daft. They say it is to see how the world was made." Sir Walter Scott, St. Ronan's Well 1824 _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"