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Do network addresses have anything to do with anything?Edit

I don't know much about what goes on in Microsoft land, or Netware land, and what they're calling a domain these days, but it seems unlikely that this definition:

a group of computers that share a common network address.

is correct in one of these senses. It is most certainly not correct when it comes to DNS, or IP.

I suspect the definition from foldoc is what was intended.

A group of computers whose hostnames share a common suffix, the "domain name"

--kop 02:01, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

If my suspicition above is correct then the definition can be removed.

I do guess that Netware and Microsoft have other senses of the word domain and that these might need to be added. --kop 05:06, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

I've gone ahead and removed the defintion. It's above for the record and there was enough odd stuff surrounding DNS related definitions that I figure it's more of the same. --kop 06:26, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

Microsoft senseEdit

I've tried to capture the Microsoft sense of the word in this definition:

the collection of computers identified by a domain's domain names

This may or may not be right and there may be other Microsoft senses of the word as well. I suspect so. --kop 08:37, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

Last modified on 18 June 2006, at 08:37