Service Oriented Internet Protocol

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Authors Brian Carpenter  , Sheng Jiang  , Guangpeng Li 
Last updated 2020-11-16 (latest revision 2020-05-14)
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This document proposes a new, backwards-compatible, approach to packet forwarding, where the service required rather than the IP address required acts as the vector for routing packets at the edge of the network. Deeper in the network, the mechanism can interface to conventional and future methods of service or application aware networking.


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