[e2e] end2end-interest Digest, s/Vol 53, Issue 10 / sacred cows, sacre bleu/

Joe Touch touch at ISI.EDU
Thu Jul 10 14:52:49 PDT 2008

Pekka Nikander wrote:
> Indeed, http://www.tml.tkk.fi/~pnr/publications/nordsec2001.pdf, as you 
> refer.
> Or, if you want to go to the other extreme, why do we need destination 
> addresses?  Aren't them the source of all evil, including DDoS and SPAM?

Yup. We need to use the IP Omniscience Option.

IP-OO omits the need for source or destination addresses in IP headers, 
allowing that space to be used for a variety of things, including extra 

The nice thing about OO is that you don't need to consume option space 
or set a flag to indicate its presence; any device that is capable of 
handling it knew you were going to use it, and so doesn't need to 
examine the packet for that info.


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