Date Added: Feb 2010
Sophisticated routing protocols, such as content-based routing, have been studied and proposed to replace Internet Protocol (IP) in the future Internet. Routing based on content will make finding, querying, and retrieving the desired information possible within the routers rather than having the routers forward the packets to data servers or domain name servers. However, one of the main reasons that has prevented achieving content-based routing within the routers in the past has been their storage constraints. In the authors' previous work, they showed that name-based routing, which is a good example of content-based routing, is feasible in practice utilizing Ternary Content Addressable Memory (TCAM).