[ih] Internet-history Digest, Vol 10, Issue 1

John Levine johnl at iecc.com
Mon Jul 6 14:51:23 PDT 2020

In article <20200706201122.GO13952 at faui48f.informatik.uni-erlangen.de>,
Toerless Eckert via Internet-history <tte at cs.fau.de> wrote:
>On Mon, Jul 06, 2020 at 03:08:10PM -0400, Scott O. Bradner wrote:
>> enum is well used inside telephone companies to do number mapping (or so I'm told)
>> but the public enum died because of privacy concerns
>Probably too simplistic. Should not have been a reason for all those
>E164 for companies tht are public knowledge (like their 'www' domain name).

A system that works only haslf the time is for most purposes worse
than no system at all. Since they had to build some other system to
deal with phone numbers that have privacy concerns, they might as well
use that system for everything.

>I would guess that the complexity of SIP/ICE/STUN/TURN for p2p connections
>played a much more key role.

SIP for point to point works fine if you know the address.

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