consider self-adaptation to station location... If
Able moved... all he need do to announce his new location is to transmit a few
seconds of dummy traffic. The network will quickly learn the new location and
direct traffic toward Able at his new location.
Paul Baran, On
Distributed Communications, Volume I, 1964.
What is the DNS? The Domain
Name System (DNS) as a whole consists of a network of servers that map
Internet domain names like www.livinginternet.com
to a local IP
The DNS enables domain names to stay constant
while the underlying network topology and IP addresses change. This provides
stability at the application level while enabling network applications
to find and communicate with
each other using the Internet
protocol no matter how the underlying physical network changes.
can look up information on existing Internet domain names with the whois service,
your own domain name from an accredited
registrar. The following sections provide