Distributed configuration of "private" IDNA (Re: IDNA and getnameinfo() and getaddrinfo())

Dave Thaler dthaler at microsoft.com
Thu Jun 17 23:42:45 CEST 2010

Nico writes:
> > Ned Freed pointed out in that context, if you really want this to be
> > transparent to the application, the relevant interface is some flavor
> > of "SetupConnectionByName" with which the application starts with an
> > opaque name and then, subject to some parameters or function-name
> > variations, ends up with a connection.  Sadly, taking away the need
> > for expert knowledge of the DNS alone really doesn't help a lot.
> Exactly!  Ned's "SetupConnectionByName" is an example of "better APIs".

As Stuart mentioned in the IPv6 panel plenary, such apis already exist on both
Windows and MacOS.


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