1 • IP is connectionless.
• IP provides end-to-end and any-to-any connectivity.
• IP performs everything in-band whereas legacy protocols tend to have separate control channel and data channel mechanisms.
2 Building and operating IP network infrastructures for converged services that meet carrier-class requirements must consider multiple, diverse services that have distinct bandwidth, jitter, and latency requirements. In addition, the interactions between these services must be considered as they may affect one another, along with the scale and security requirements.
3 • Transit IP packets: Any IP packet that has a destination IP address that is not one considered to be owned by the forwarding ...