[e2e] a means to an end

Karen R. Sollins sollins at csail.mit.edu
Thu Nov 6 14:09:29 PST 2008

Actually, no.  If you think about Van Jacobson's content centric 
networking in which one turns things upside down, one forwards 
information as much as possible, so that it is "everywhere" or at 
least broadly so.  Then location is  increasingly irrelevant.  Only 
the id (and other parts that he includes) really matter.

I realize that I am only scratching the surface of Van's perspective. 
He's the authority on it.  Another similar project is PSIRP 
(psirp.org).  There are probably others around too.


At 3:52 PM -0500 11/6/08, Craig Partridge wrote:
>In message <49134E2F.8010704 at reed.com>, "David P. Reed" writes:
>>Why should "location" be relevant to networking?   Must all wires be
>>buried permanently in the ground?  Does wireless and mobility not occur?
>I think it is easier to see the merit of location when one thinks about
>retrieving data.  You need some clue as to where the data is.

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