Author Archives: Eduard Grasa

Application discovery in RINA networks

While in the current Internet architecture two applications that are able to discover each other are always assumed to be accessible through the same layer, this is not the case in the Recursive InterNetwork Architecture (RINA) networks. Although for two … Continue reading

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RINA session at the PhD course on Future Network Architectures and Experimentation

On March 7th, Miguel Ponce de Leon, John Day and myself gave an overview of RINA, the motivations behind it and an status of the prototyping efforts at the University of Kaiserslautern, as part of a Ph.D course on “Future … Continue reading

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How can a look back get us closer to the future

In his paper “Timer-Based Mechanisms in Reliable Transport Protocol Connection Management,” published in 1981, Richard Watson provides a fundamental theory for achieving reliable transport connection management. But what is connection management about? Transport protocols designed for reliable transmission provide one … Continue reading

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FP7 ICT Call 8 is over!

Finally! After months of intense preparation, countless meetings, conference calls, trips, and making extensive use of MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint, call 8 has come to an end. For the DANA members it has been an interesting experience; hard but … Continue reading

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Remaking the Internet report by Richard Bennett

Last August Richard Bennett published a report entitled “Remaking the Internet, taking network architecture to the next level“. In the report the author proposes a plan to transition to a new Internet, taking advantadge of some of the latest developments … Continue reading

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Bounding the router table size in an ISP network using RINA

Few days ago we were pleased to learn that another paper on the Recursive InterNetwork Architecture (RINA) was accepted. The paper titled “Bounding the router table size in an ISP network using RINA” and co-authored by J. Day, E. Grasa, … Continue reading

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How RINA handles heterogeneous networks

Last June I had the pleasure to present a RINA paper at the 9th International Conference on Wired/Wireless Internet communications (WWIC 2011), held in Vilanova i la Geltrú and organized by the Avdanced Network Architecture Labs of the UPC. The … Continue reading

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Your chance to learn more about RINA: John Day’s talk in Barcelona!

On Thursday, May 19th, John Day, professor of Computer Science of Boston University Metropolitan College will give a guest lecture at UPC. Mr. Day has been involved in research and development of computer networks since 1970 (his original network address was … Continue reading

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Developing distributed applications using RINA

The sockets API [1] provides the basic building block for developing today’s distributed applications. Sockets have a number of shortcomings, mainly due to the characteristics of the networks that provide the transport services offered through the sockets API: Applications using … Continue reading

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Ready to go IPv6? Think again!

The last years there has been a lot of discussion around IPv6 and the migration to it from IPv4. Since 1994, when IETF gave a clear direction for IPv6, we have been pushed to upgrade to the next generation Internet … Continue reading

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