Revisiting Internet addressing: Back to the future

TitleRevisiting Internet addressing: Back to the future
Publication TypeReports
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsVutukuru M, Feamster N, Walfish M, Balakrishnan H, Shenker S
Date Published2006///
InstitutionMassachusetts Institute of Technology Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

IP prefixes undermine three goals of Internet routing:accurate reflection of network-layer reachability, secure
routing messages, and effective traffic control. This pa-
per presents Atomic IP (AIP), a simple change to Inter-
net addressing (which in fact reverts to how addressing
once worked), that allows Internet routing to achieve these