Using a MAC address as the Alias

Paul E. Jones paulej at PACKETIZER.COM
Thu Jun 7 11:20:43 EDT 2001


Frank,

At first glance, it seems odd that one would want to report that to the GK.
Certainly, it doesn't seem useful to report that though LRQ or other address
resolution mechanisms.  However, there are cases where it might be nice if
the GK knew the MAC address-- especially since V4 now allows multiple
endpoints to have the same alias.  There are obvious benefits to having a
unique alias in the list.

Paul

----- Original Message -----
From: <frank.derks at philips.com>
To: <paulej at PACKETIZER.COM>
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Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2001 3:00 AM
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
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>
> 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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