What Are the Uses of AVES?

The primary use of AVES is to provide bi-directional connectivity to hosts without IP addresses. For example, if you share a DSL or cable modem Internet connection among several hosts in the home, then AVES can restore bi-directional connectivity to these hosts so that they can be reached from outside the home network. With AVES, many applications become possible once again, here are just some common examples:

In addition, since AVES generally provides a layer of indirection through the AVES waypoints, there are other situations where AVES can be beneficial even when there is not a lack of IP addresses. For example:

Note that these alternate uses of AVES are not yet efficiently supported by our current protocols and software implementations. Better support for these features may be added in the future.

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