[e2e] new network architecture idea -

Eric W. Anderson Eric.Anderson at colorado.edu
Fri May 26 21:52:15 PDT 2006

I think what it may come down to is this:  In receiver-initiated
communication, the (former) receiver becomes a sender, but maybe *what*
they send can be sufficiently circumscribed that the problems become
more manageable.  


Thus spake Joe Touch (touch at ISI.EDU):

> Communication is initiated at the sender by definition; initiating at
> the receiver just means the receiver becomes the sender ;-)
> The sender is the one that decides what to put out and labels it
> according to what receiver it wants to reach (whether directly, via
> unicast, or indirectly, by group ID, XML tag, etc.) The list of what
> receivers are reachable must be known in advance.
> I.e., although it seems like receiver-driven might get us somewhere, how
> much of it is just relabeling the endpoints?
> Joe
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