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Address Resolution Only When Needed to Route

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000108905D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-23
Document File: 2 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Inniss, HA: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Distribution systems have historically been designed such that the addressability of all recipients must be resolved prior to the distributed item being sent. In cases where wildcards (*) are allowed (e.g., USA.IBM.WESTLAKE.* or everyone at Westlake), this scheme may cause disastrous effects upon the underlying network.

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Address Resolution Only When Needed to Route

       Distribution systems have historically been designed such
that the addressability of all recipients must be resolved prior to
the distributed item being sent.  In cases where wildcards (*) are
allowed (e.g., USA.IBM.WESTLAKE.* or everyone at Westlake), this
scheme may cause disastrous effects upon the underlying network.

      A better scheme would be to route the item through the network
until further routing cannot occur.  At this time address resolution
needs to occur, but not prior to this.  To realize this, the entire
distribution system (mail, directory), as well as the intermediate
routers, would likely see changes.

      Refer to the figures for illustrations of the current and
proposed schemes.