Using a MAC address as the Alias

Paul E. Jones paulej at PACKETIZER.COM
Thu Jun 7 11:45:21 EDT 2001


And I should qualify that... unique so as to precisely identify the device.

pj

----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul E. Jones" <paulej at PACKETIZER.COM>
To: <ITU-SG16 at mailbag.cps.INTEL.COM>
Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2001 11:20 AM
Subject: Re: Using a MAC address as the Alias


> 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>
> Cc: <ITU-SG16 at mailbag.cps.INTEL.COM>
> 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
> > Please respond to paulej at PACKETIZER.COM@SMTP
> > Sent by: ITU-SG16 at MAILBAG.INTEL.COM
> > To: ITU-SG16 at MAILBAG.INTEL.COM@SMTP
> > cc:
> > Subject: Re: Using a MAC address as the Alias
> > 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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