[e2e] new network architecture idea -
Jon.Crowcroft at cl.cam.ac.uk
Sat May 20 08:43:00 PDT 2006
well, an _implementation_ would be to use digital fountain/multicast - you join the right group(s)
and packets start to flow...
but thats just one _possible_ implementation...another (typcially, not called "multicast" but the exact same idea)
with network coding too, it might need somethign a bit different
In missive <446F2E1C.9000309 at dcrocker.net>, Dave Crocker typed:
>>Jon Crowcroft wrote:
>>> Its that time of year for a new network architecture - rather than build an overlay on IP
>>> I reckon the way to build a DOS proof, multipath, resilient network that can function in
>>> low or high bandwidth, fixed or mobile, lossy or reliable, connected or disrupted, topologies
>>> is to built the packet protocol over an overlay - so my bif is to rebuild
>>> IP on Swarms (initial prototype is IPv6 on bittorrent)
>>> packet swarming systems are nice because
>>> i) you go download your packet, so noone can dos you
>>how do you know to go get the packet?
>>Anyhow, for some reason, this proposal reminds me of the brief Datamation
>>article, in the 70's during the debate over structured programming. It proposed
>>an alternative to the GOTO, called COMEFROM.
>>It wasn't until the end of the article that I realized it was a spoof.
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