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Patterns in network architecture; a return to fundamentals.


Patterns in network architecture; a return to fundamentals.

Day, John.

Prentice Hall


429 pages




Long-time practitioner Day uses his skills as a published historian to bridge the gap from the original ARPANET, for which he was involved in designing the protocols, to today's Internet. Along the way he analyzes the socioeconomic forces that he feels derailed progress and led to the current crisis in technologies and perceptions. He begins with seven fundamental and still unanswered questions during ARPANET's development and addresses core challenges that have the potential of being answered, covering the foundations of network architecture, protocol elements such as data units and data transfer mechanisms, patterns in protocols, including architecture paradigms, upper-layer architecture, naming and addressing, divining layers, the network interprocess communication model, making addresses topological, multihoming, multicast, and mobility. He advocates retreating from the blind alley the Internet now inhabits and making a fresh start from the foundations up.

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Date:Mar 1, 2008
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