Ideal Address Translation: Principles, Properties, and Applications

Pamela ZAVE

AT&T Laboratories—Research, Florham Park, New Jersey, USA

Abstract. Address translation causes a wide variety of interactions among telecommunication features. Ideal address translation is a simple and intuitive set of rules for organizing features so that their interactions can be managed successfully. It is based on a classification of interactions and on principles that balance conflicting goals and reduce ambiguity. It has provable properties, is modular (explicit cooperation among features is not required), and supports extensibility (adding new features does not require changing old features).