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Path Aware Networking: A Bestiary of Roads Not Taken

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (panrg RG)
Expired & archived
Author Spencer Dawkins
Last updated 2018-08-08 (Latest revision 2018-06-18)
Replaced by RFC 9049
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At the first meeting of the proposed Path Aware Networking Research Group, Oliver Bonaventure led a discussion of our mostly-unsuccessful attempts to exploit Path Awareness to achieve a variety of goals, over the past decade. At the end of that discussion, the research group agreed to catalog and analyze these ideas, to extract insights and lessons for path-aware networking researchers. This document contains that catalog and analysis.


Spencer Dawkins

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