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1) Boston's Google video 2) Moving beyond TCP

Couple interesting items that crossed my desk this p.m.

1) The video Boston submitted as part of its pitch to get Google 
to come deploy a fiber network in Boston.


There is a Bring Google to Boston Facebook page that can readily 
be found viat the Facebook search box.

2) Also this, which Fred Goldstein (who lives in Newton) said 
could be freely passed on... It's a little (okay, a lot) beyond 
my geek pay grade but I trust Fred's judgment

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2010 15:05:33 -0400
From: Fred R. Goldstein <fgoldstein-5XRnEhzT6fhXrIkS9f7CXA at>
Subject: Moving beyond TCP/IP

In this past week's discussions, and in some earlier threads, I 
have referred to an alternative protocol stack that is currently 
under development as a long-term replacement for IP.  One of the 
reasons I suggest we need common carriage below the IP layer is 
to make room for it, rather than allow the vertically-integrated 
ISPs to lock users in to IP.  This has obvious policy 

RINA (Recursive InterNetwork Architecture) addresses the major 
areas where today's Internet is weakest. These include 
scalability, security, multihoming, multicasting, and mobiliity. 
It also offers improved streaming capabilities and a technical 
solution for ensuring the benefits of "neutrality" without the 
many problems of other proposals.  By using the same basic layer 
mechanism recursively, rather than have a fixed stack with 
purpose-built protocols at each layer, it is fundamentally simple 
yet very powerful. RINA can even coexist with IPv4 networks more 
easily than IPv6, making its adoption more practical. An "All-IP 
Network" would thus be a step in the wrong direction.

RINA was developed by John Day based upon the ideas in his book 
Patterns in Network Architecture: A Return to Fundamentals. 
(Hence the underlying concept is also called PNA.)  It is not a 
product yet, but it's in the works.  We've finally completed a 
rather long (18 pages) introductory article, explaining both the 
motivations (why TCP/IP has run out of steam) and the solution. 
Those who are interested can now read it here:

BTW, the Pouzin Society (the organization behind RINA) is meeting 
at FutureNet
in Boston next month.

  Fred Goldstein    k1io   fgoldstein "at"
  ionary Consulting    
  +1 617 795 2701

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