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SNA: Sourceless Network Architecture

Marcelo Bagnulo Braun, Jon Crowcroft

March 2014, 12 pages

DOI: 10.48456/tr-849


Why are there source addresses in datagrams? What alternative architecture can one conceive to provide all of the current, and some new functionality, currently dependant on a conflicting set of uses for this field. We illustrate how this can be achieved by re-interpreting the 32-bit field in IPv4 headers to help the Internet solve a range of current and future problems.

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  author =	 {Braun, Marcelo Bagnulo and Crowcroft, Jon},
  title = 	 {{SNA: Sourceless Network Architecture}},
  year = 	 2014,
  month = 	 mar,
  url = 	 {},
  institution =  {University of Cambridge, Computer Laboratory},
  doi = 	 {10.48456/tr-849},
  number = 	 {UCAM-CL-TR-849}