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SNA: Sourceless Network Architecture

Marcelo Bagnulo Braun, Jon Crowcroft

March 2014, 12 pages


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},
  number = 	 {UCAM-CL-TR-849}