Active networking and the end-to-end argument


Active networking is the placement of user-controllable computing functionality in the switching nodes of a network. The end-to-end argument states that functions should be placed \in" the network only if they can be cost-eeectively implemented there. We argue that active networking is a natural consequence of the end-to-end argument, because certain… (More)
DOI: 10.1109/ICNP.1997.643717


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