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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE C 2012 Vol.13 No.1 P.1-10


A new forwarding address for next generation networks

Author(s):  A-qun Zhao, Man-gui Liang

Affiliation(s):  School of Computer and Information Technology, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, China

Corresponding email(s):   aqzhao@bjtu.edu.cn

Key Words:  Next generation networks (NGN), Forwarding address, Vector address (VA), Complex network

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A-qun Zhao, Man-gui Liang. A new forwarding address for next generation networks[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science C, 2012, 13(1): 1-10.

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The forwarding address plays an important role in constructing a communication network. In this paper, a new forwarding address suitable for next generation networks named the vector address (VA) is proposed which is different from the forwarding address coding methods of current networks. The characteristics of the VA are analyzed. complex network theory and a theoretical analysis method are introduced to study the average address length of the VA when used to construct a global network. Simulation experiments in a practical network topology model are carried out to validate the results. The results show that not only can the VA construct a simpler, more secure, and more scalable network, but it also can accommodate many more users than an Internet Protocol (IP) network with the same address length.

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