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RE: [AMG] Thoughts about path and intermediaries

From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <henrikn@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2001 08:20:04 -0800
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>A good metaphor to help understand the relative complexities of the two
>approaches is to compare IP routing(packet switching) to SS7 routing
>(circuit based - used for call setup between telco switches).

As we don't have a uniform stream of data (audio for example) it would seem
impossible to set up a virtual circuit as it has to happen on a per message
basis. It appears to be a result of having a messaging infrastructure that
we need to have support for intermediaries.

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