[e2e] new network architecture idea -

Dave Crocker dhc2 at dcrocker.net
Sat May 20 07:56:28 PDT 2006

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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