[governance] The Internet Is Broken - Researchers are working to make the Internet smarter

Paul Wilson pwilson at apnic.net
Fri Dec 23 01:21:42 EST 2005

Well in the context of this list, and this post in particular, I find the 
following extract rather ironic...

"Indeed, for the average user, the Internet these days all too often 
resembles New York's Times Square in the 1980s. It was exciting and 
vibrant, but you made sure to keep your head down, lest you be offered 
drugs, robbed, or harangued by the insane."

I'll duck my head again now.  :-)

Happy holidays everyone!


--On Thursday, 22 December 2005 7:59 PM -0800 Jim Fleming 
<JimFleming at ameritech.net> wrote:

> http://www.technologyreview.com/InfoTech/wtr_16051,258,p1.html?trk=nl
> The Internet Is Broken
> The Net's basic flaws cost firms billions, impede innovation, and threaten
> national security. It's time for a clean-slate approach, says MIT's David
> D. Clark.
> The Internet Is Broken -- Part 2
> We can't keep patching the Internet's security holes. Now computer
> scientists are proposing an entirely new architecture.
> The Internet Is Broken -- Part 3
> Researchers are working to make the Internet smarter
> To that end, the NSF effort envisions the construction of a sprawling
> infrastructure that could cost approximately $300 million. It would
> include research labs across the United States and perhaps link with
> research efforts abroad, where new architectures can be given a full
> workout.
> Foundations for a New Infrastructure
> The NSF's emerging effort to forge a clean-slate Internet architecture
> will draw on a wide body of existing research. Below is a sampling of
> major efforts aimed at improving everything from security to wireless
> communications.
> Princeton University
> Princeton, NJ
> Focus: Creating an Internet "overlay network" of hardware and
> software-currently 630 machines in 25 countries-that performs functions
> ranging from searching for worms to optimizing traffic.
> University of Utah
> Salt Lake City, UT
> Focus: A software and hardware test ­bed that provides researchers a
> simple, practical way to emulate the Internet for a wide variety of
> research goals.
> DETER/University of Southern
> California Information Sciences Institute
> Marina del Rey, CA
> Focus: A research test bed where researchers can safely launch simulated
> cyber-­attacks, analyze them, and develop defensive strategies,
> especially for critical infrastructure.
> WINLAB (Wireless Information Network Laboratory)
> Rutgers University
> New Brunswick, NJ
> Focus: Develops wireless networking architectures and protocols, aimed at
> deploying the mobile Internet. Performs research on everything from
> high-speed modems to spectrum management.
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