Evolution of the Internet architecture
Mon, 07/14/2008 - 13:34 by Olivier Bonaventure • Categories:
The current Internet was designed in the 1970s to allow researchers to access remote computers. Since then, the Internet has grown tremendously, both in number of users as well as in number of supported services. Some of the architectural choices made in the 1970s for a small research network are not optimised for today's global commercial Internet. The IP Networking Lab participates actively in the development of the architecture of the future Internet.
More precisely, we work on improving the interdomain routing architecture and participate actively in the development of techniques based on separating the two roles of IP addresses : identifiers and locators. In addition to the theoretical work, we also develop reference implementations for :
- the shim6 IPv6 host-based multihoming : on the Linux platform
- the Locator/Identifier Separation Protocol (LISP) : on the FreeBSD platform