[e2e] new network architecture idea -

Jon Crowcroft 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)
is pub/sub

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.



More information about the end2end-interest mailing list