INDIAN INSTITUTE'S ADDRESS

Dominik Wujastyk D.Wujastyk at ucl.ac.uk
Fri Mar 26 11:03:24 EST 1993


In Message Thu, 25 Mar 93 16:01:35 GMT,
  ALLEN W THRASHER <THRASHER at MAIL.LOC.GOV> writes:

>          Does any  member of the network know from experience what version 
>          of the address of the Indian Institute, Oxford                    
>          (indinst at uk.ac.ox.vax) will succeed in getting a  message  to  it
>          from the U.S.?

Alone in the Internet, the British JANET network uses "big-endian"
addressing: i.e.,
    Me at universe.world.country.town.house.
The rest of civilization uses little-endian conventions:
    Me at house.town.country.world.universe.

The above address "indinst at uk.ac.ox.vax" is in JANET big-endian format.  If
you turn it around: "indinst at vax.ox.ac.uk" you have a proper Internet
address which should work.  If it doesn't, then the reason is local to your
computer or mail gateway, and not a problem with the address.  (About five
years ago a lot of USA mail computers still didn't know about "uk" as
an email domain: there's no excuse for that today.)

Best wishes
Dominik
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Dominik Wujastyk                                  d.wujastyk at ucl.ac.uk
                                                       +44 71 611 8467
 


> From THRASHER at MAIL.LOC.GOV 26 1993 Mar GMT 08:57:08
Date: 26 Mar 1993 08:57:08 GMT
From: ALLEN W THRASHER <THRASHER at MAIL.LOC.GOV>
Subject: RE: INDIAN INSTITUTE'S ADDRESS

In Message Thu, 25 Mar 93 16:01:35 GMT, 
  ALLEN W THRASHER <THRASHER at MAIL.LOC.GOV> writes: 
  
>          Does any  member of the network know from experience what version 
>          of the address of the Indian Institute, Oxford 
>          (indinst at uk.ac.ox.vax) will succeed in getting a  message  to  it 
>          from the U.S.? 
  
Alone in the Internet, the British JANET network uses "big-endian" 
addressing: i.e., 
    Me at universe.world.country.town.house. 
The rest of civilization uses little-endian conventions: 
    Me at house.town.country.world.universe. 
  
The above address "indinst at uk.ac.ox.vax" is in JANET big-endian format.  If 
you turn it around: "indinst at vax.ox.ac.uk" you have a proper Internet 
address which should work.  If it doesn't, then the reason is local to your 
computer or mail gateway, and not a problem with the address.  (About five 
years ago a lot of USA mail computers still didn't know about "uk" as 
an email domain: there's no excuse for that today.) 
  
Best wishes 
Dominik 
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Dominik Wujastyk                                  d.wujastyk at ucl.ac.uk 
                                                       +44 71 611 8467 
  
  
  
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          Thanks for the several responses.  The  one that Dominik gives in 
          the  latest message, and  which several others  have  also  sent, 
          seems to work. 
           
          Allen Thrasher 
          thrasher at mail.loc.gov                                             
 




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