RFC 1498

On the Naming and Binding of Network Destinations, August 1993

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J. Saltzer

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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.

For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.

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