Requirements for Routing in the Application Layer

  • Pamela Zave
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4467)


In the application layer of networks, many application servers are middleboxes in the paths of messages from source to destination. Applications require, as a basic coordination mechanism, a way to route messages through the proper servers. This paper elaborates and justifies the requirements for such a coordination mechanism. It presents what is known about satisfying these requirements, and what questions still need to be answered.


Network Layer Session Initiation Protocol Application Server Application Layer Request Message 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pamela Zave
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  1. 1.AT&T Laboratories—Research, Florham Park, New JerseyUSA

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