April 14th, 2007

Researchers Explore Scrapping Internet


A research for a next generation Internet (I blog about GENI earlier last year) made it in the mainstream media (TIME) with a sensationalized title as above.

The idea may seem unthinkable, even absurd, but many believe a “clean slate” approach is the only way to truly address security, mobility and other challenges that have cropped up since UCLA professor Leonard Kleinrock helped supervise the first exchange of meaningless test data between two machines on Sept. 2, 1969.

No, there are some problems with Internet and we need to work on those. And we are working on those from a clean slate. But no one in the right mind is actually proposing to scrapped the current Internet.

But hey, what do I know? The TIME title is probably more exciting then “Global Environment for Network Investigators Project”.

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