Vat Location Service
Mon, 11 Jan 1999 16:12:01 -0800
In message <email@example.com>, "Mark S. Miller" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>At 03:39 PM 1/11/99 , Eric Messick wrote:
>>The key that it takes to prove that you're the real VLS advertised on
>In order for a VLS's user's to avoid being fooled, wouldn't search paths
>need to contain the VatID for each VLS in the path?
This is for the registering Vat. It has a full SturdyRef to the VLS
that it uses when registering. One reason for this could be to keep
the number of registrants at a particular VLS down by not advertising
the SturdyRef widely. Better would be to keep a list of what IP
addresses could register.
In any case, I've always thought that the protocol should be one that
other services could use without the E connection setup protocol.