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TCP/IP Guide by Charles M. Kozierok

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Chapter 51. TCP/IP NAME SYSTEMS OVERVIEW AND THE HOST TABLE NAME SYSTEM

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TCP/IP has become sufficiently popular that many people—even those who aren't geeks—are fairly comfortable working with its numeric identifiers (IP addresses). Even so, it's a lot easier to work with names than numbers, and it's certainly easier to remember names. We can consider also that name systems become more important when used on larger networks, and TCP/IP is used to implement the Internet, the world's largest internetwork. Having a good name system is vital to the operation of the Internet, and thus, has become an important element of TCP/IP as a whole.

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