Local Service Segregation

An address defines a set of services. This simple statement provides a powerful tool that can define how any system on a network is viewed. In the one extreme a system may be invisible because it provides no services. In the other it may be seen to contain the network.

Consider a system with perhaps just one or two services. If you assign multiple addresses to this system, in what way are the services defined to the system? This raises the question of how the actual implementations of both services and addresses are performed by a Policy Routing structure.

Within Policy Routing, an address does not define any particular physical device. While traditional practice is to always assign an address to a device, there is no ...

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