[e2e] node addresses vs. interface addresses

Roop Mukherjee bmukherj at shoshin.uwaterloo.ca
Wed Jul 31 13:12:57 PDT 2002

Can someone address this question that someone from theoretical computer 
science asked me:

Why do IP interfaces have addresses not the nodes themselves? Is there an 
architectural reason for this?

I thought since people here seem to have a better perspective of the 
history of IP than I do, I thought that I should pass the query along.

-- Roop

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