"Networking is IPC": A Guiding Principle to a Better Internet

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dc.contributor.author Day, John en_US
dc.contributor.author Matta, Ibrahim en_US
dc.contributor.author Mattar, Karim en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-20T04:50:31Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-20T04:50:31Z
dc.date.issued 2008-08-15 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2144/1712
dc.description.abstract This position paper outlines a new network architecture, i.e., a style of construction that identifies the objects and how they relate. We do not specify particular protocol implementations or specific interfaces and policies. After all, it should be possible to change protocols in an architecture without changing the architecture. Rather we outline the repeating patterns and structures, and how the proposed model would cope with the challenges faced by today's Internet (and that of the future). Our new architecture is based on the following principle: Application processes communicate via a distributed inter-process communication (IPC) facility. The application processes that make up this facility provide a protocol that implements an IPC mechanism, and a protocol for managing distributed IPC (routing, security and other management tasks). Existing implementation strategies, algorithms, and protocols can be cast and used within our proposed new structure. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NSF (CISE/CCF 0820138, CISE/CSR 072604, CISE/CNS 0524477, CNS/ITR 0205294, CISE/EIA RI 0202067) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Boston University Computer Science Department en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries BUCS Technical Reports;BUCS-TR-2008-019 en_US
dc.title "Networking is IPC": A Guiding Principle to a Better Internet en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US

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