Thursday, September 27, 2007

'Radical Rethinking' of Internet Routing Under Way

Carolyn Duffy Marsan writes on NetworkWorld:

Some of the world’s top network engineers are engaged in a research effort that could lead to the most radical redesign of the Internet’s underlying routing architecture since it was developed in the 1980s.

The Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) is searching for a new routing architecture that would improve the Internet’s ability to scale to support potentially billions of new users in developing countries.

The IRTF is a sister organization of the Internet Engineering Task Force, one of the Internet’s leading standards bodies.

More here.


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