Using a MAC address as the Alias

Pete Cordell pete at TECH-KNOW-WARE.COM
Thu Jun 7 06:53:43 EDT 2001


I think the main reason is simply that no one has so far made a case for
them!

(I can't see the value myself, but then no one has explained it to me!  I'm
prepared to be enlightened.)

What I would say is that, if you do want to add it as a new alias type, then
I would suggest that it be added as a URL.  Something like:

    .mac:blah-blah-blah

(where l=0 and h=5 !!!)

I've preceded it with a dot to indicate that it is a 323 defined URL and so
avoid any conflicts with officially defined URLs.

Any new aliases should probably also include what steps should be taken to
enable backwards compatible operation with entities that do not understand
the alias.

Pete.

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----- Original Message -----
From: Frank Derks <frank.derks at PHILIPS.COM>
To: <ITU-SG16 at mailbag.cps.INTEL.COM>
Sent: 07 June 2001 08:00
Subject: Re: Using a MAC address as the Alias


> Paul,
>
> it's good to know that I am not the only person that considers the use of
a
> MAC address as an "alias" as being useful. It therefore strikes me as
being
> somewhat odd that this is not included in the massive amount of options
that
> H.323 already has. Any ideas why this was never included?
>
> Frank
>
>
>
>
>
> paulej at PACKETIZER.COM@SMTP at MAILBAG.INTEL.COM on 07-06-2001 05:45:35
> Please respond to paulej at PACKETIZER.COM@SMTP
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> Classification:
>
>
> Frank,
>
> Yes, I have, and there are very valid cases for doing this.
>
> Paul
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Frank Derks" <frank.derks at PHILIPS.COM>
> To: <ITU-SG16 at mailbag.cps.INTEL.COM>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2001 10:05 AM
> Subject: Using a MAC address as the Alias
>
>
> > Today, there are many possibilities for a H.323 User/Terminal to
register
> with a GK. Many of these
> > Aliases are an alias for the user. When the MobileUIM structure is used,
> it is also possible to specify
> > an equipment identifier. Has anybody ever given any thought to the
> possibility of specifying the MAC
> > address of Terminal as an Alias?
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Frank
> >
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