Overview#

I-number or (i-num) is a Unique Identifier within the current Context.

I-number is a method to use Best Practices For Unique Identifiers.

I-number XRI#

I-numbers are machine readable identifiers (similar to IP Addresses) that are assigned to a resource (for instance, a person, organization, application or file) and never reassigned. This means an I-number can always be used to address a network representation of the resource as long it remains available anywhere on the network. I-numbers, like IP addresses, are designed to be efficient for network routers to process and resolve.

I-number are a form of an XRI resolution protocol can be used to resolve either an i-name or an I-number to an XRDS document describing the target resource.

Internet#

I-number may be a persistent number registered to people, organizations and objects in the Extensible Resource Identifier system for consistent naming across the Internet.

I-number is often used to solve the problem of how any web resource can have a persistent Identifier that never changes even when the web resource moves or changes its human-friendly name.

For example, if a web page has an I-number, and links to that page use the i-number, then those links will not break even if the page is renamed, the website containing the page is completely reorganized, or the page is moved to another website.

LDAP#

Many LDAP implementations are designed using a I-number or a UUID for naming the LDAP Entries within the LDAP server Context. Using the Best Practices For Unique Identifiers

Linux and UNIX#

I-number may be an index entry within a File System that uses inode

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