A unifying infrastructure for Internet services

Jaideep Chandrashekar, Y. Thomas Hou, Zhi-Li Zhang

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Effective service delivery capabilities are critical to the transformation of the Internet into a viable commercial infrastructure. At the same time, there are several design limitations that prevent this. In this paper, we propose a novel service overlay architecture that serves as a flexible, unifying platform for delivering services over the Internet. We introduce a new addressing scheme and an associated service layer, which enables service-oriented routing and forwarding over the underlying IP network domain. We also describe the functionality of the network elements that are introduced by our architecture, namely service gateway (SG) and service point-of-presence (SPOP). We also present examples to demonstrate the efficacy of our architecture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2641-2646
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE International Conference on Communications
StatePublished - 2002
Event2002 International Conference on Communications (ICC 2002) - New York, NY, United States
Duration: Apr 28 2002May 2 2002


  • Internet architecture
  • Internet services
  • Naming and addressing
  • Routing
  • Service overlay network


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