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Patterns in Network Architecture by John Day

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Chapter 5. Naming and Addressing

 

Did I ever tell you that Mrs. McCave Had twenty-three sons and she named them all Dave? Well, she did. And that wasn’t a smart thing to do. You see, when she wants one and calls out, “Yoo-hoo! Come into the house, Dave!” she doesn’t get one. All twenty-three Daves of hers come on the run!

This makes things quite difficult at the McCaves’ As you can imagine, with so many Daves. And often she wishes that, when they were born, She had named....

[There follows a wonderful list of Dr. Seuss names she wishes she’d named them, and then concludes with this excellent advice.]

But she didn’t do it and now it is too late.

 
 --Dr. Seuss, Too Many Daves

Introduction

Many years ago when I started to work on the addressing problem, ...

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