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Re: [Help-gnu-arch] RFC 1740 Support

From: Tom Lord
Subject: Re: [Help-gnu-arch] RFC 1740 Support
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 13:03:08 -0700 (PDT)

    > From: Paul Snively <address@hidden>

    > Gentlemen,

It's just me, here.

    > A friend and colleague, Dave Harr, and I are discussing how we might 
    > contribute to tla, which we like a lot. One area that immediately 
    > occurred to us was to somehow integrated support for RFC 1740 into the 
    > code. However, it's not apparent where the appropriate point in the 
    > code to do such an integration would be. Since RFC 1740 concerns itself 
    > with encoding and decoding of files, it would seem that some small set 
    > of bottleneck functions that deal with opening, closing, reading, and 
    > writing files, whether through the hackerlab functions or libneon 
    > functions, would be appropriate.

That's an interesting thought.   rfc1740 seems to be concerned with
MacOS filesystems -- is that true?   In other words, the kind of files
it describes don't exist on more modern Apple filesystems.   If that's
the case, I'm not sure it would be all that useful.

    > We would also like to add archive discovery features using ZeroConf. 
    > The idea, of course, is to make it possible for a group of hackers to 
    > show up somewhere with their WiFi laptops and automagically have their 
    > global namespace extended. To do this, we propose to use Apple's open 
    > source Rendezvous code, available at 
    > <>. Any 
    > suggestions as to where to look to hook this support in would also be 
    > most welcome.

I'm not sure what arch namespace you would want to apply that to.   I
don't see how it applies usefully to archive names.   At first glance,
it appears to me that the lower-level configuration details ZeroConf
addresses would be sufficient for arch to operate.


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