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Operating Systems OS X (Apple) Let's get a .mac top level domain! As in www.xyz.mac Post 47534 by ropers on Thursday 12th of February 2004 06:19:45 AM
Old 02-12-2004
Let's get a .mac top level domain! As in www.xyz.mac

ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, is inviting proposals for new sponsored top level domains.
This may be wishful thinking, but isn't that a chance to push for a .mac top level domain (TLD)?
I for one would VASTLY like the idea of having a domain of something.mac -- That's so much better than something.com in terms of spreading the love!

I see two options:
- Apple could initiate and sponsor this -- possibly with the option of giving their .mac subscribers actual joebloggs.mac domains with their subscription, which if you're asking me is LOTS better than homepage.mac.com/joebloggs. Of course, second level .mac domain registration should also be open to non-.mac users, for a non-excessive fee.
- A grassroots movement of Apple users could initiate and sponsor the process. That DOES however require quite a few people to really work on things (it's much easier for an existing company like Apple to do). And I for example simply can't at the moment even pledge any contribution in terms of time and effort (and definitely none in terms of money).

The ICANN announcement is at:
http://www.icann.org/announcements/a...nt-15dec03.htm

(previously posted at http://www.ropersonline.com/rcubed/#107652814204547996 and suggested to Apple and various other places)
 
ARP(3pm)						User Contributed Perl Documentation						  ARP(3pm)

NAME
ARP - Perl extension for creating ARP packets SYNOPSIS
use Net::ARP; Net::ARP::send_packet('lo', # Device '127.0.0.1', # Source IP '127.0.0.1', # Destination IP 'aa:bb:cc:aa:bb:cc', # Source MAC 'aa:bb:cc:aa:bb:cc', # Destinaton MAC 'reply'); # ARP operation $mac = Net::ARP::get_mac("eth0"); print "$mac "; $mac = Net::ARP::arp_lookup($dev,"192.168.1.1"); print "192.168.1.1 has got mac $mac "; IMPORTANT Version 1.0 will break with the API of PRE-1.0 versions, because the return value of arp_lookup() and get_mac() will no longer be passed as parameter, but returned! I hope this decision is ok as long as we get a cleaner and more perlish API. DESCRIPTION This module can be used to create and send ARP packets and to get the mac address of an ethernet interface or ip address. send_packet() Net::ARP::send_packet('lo', # Device '127.0.0.1', # Source IP '127.0.0.1', # Destination IP 'aa:bb:cc:aa:bb:cc', # Source MAC 'aa:bb:cc:aa:bb:cc', # Destinaton MAC 'reply'); # ARP operation I think this is self documentating. ARP operation can be one of the following values: request, reply, revrequest, revreply, invrequest, invreply. The default ARP operation is reply. get_mac() $mac = Net::ARP::get_mac("eth0"); This gets the MAC address of the eth0 interface and stores it in the variable $mac. The return value is "unknown" if the mac cannot be looked up. arp_lookup() $mac = Net::ARP::arp_lookup($dev,"192.168.1.1"); This looks up the MAC address for the ip address 192.168.1.1 and stores it in the variable $mac. The return value is "unknown" if the mac cannot be looked up. SEE ALSO
man -a arp AUTHOR
Bastian Ballmann [ Balle@chaostal.de ] http://www.datenterrorist.de COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE
Copyright (C) 2004-2007 by Bastian Ballmann This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.8.1 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available. perl v5.14.2 2009-04-24 ARP(3pm)

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