[e2e] It's all my fault

Joe Touch touch at ISI.EDU
Fri May 18 08:38:40 PDT 2007

Detlef Bosau wrote:
> And even for overlay networking, I wonder whether we really need
> _application_ _based_  routing. If we need a mesh of nodes for a certain
> application, SAP, IRC, usenet, mail, skype, whatever, isn´t it
> sufficient to assign an IP address to these and then to rely upon well
> known and well understood internetworking techniques? And of course
> _with_ end to end path transparency, end to end path redundancy etc.?

Not if forwarding isn't based on an address.


“DataRouter: A Network-Layer Service for Application-Layer Forwarding,”
J. Touch, V. Pingalil, Proc. International Workshop on Active Networks
(IWAN), Osaka, Springer-Verlag, December 2003.

Joe Touch
Sr. Network Engineer, USAF TSAT Space Segment

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