Future Internet Architecture
Named Data Networking NDN is an NSF-funded research initiative that involves numerous institutions working together to build and test tomorrow’s Internet.
At it’s core, NDN replaces the IP datagram, with two packets – Interest, and content. The packets share a name; it’s this name that is routed on, not hosts. NDN does not require IP addresses, but can run as overlay over IP.
There are numerous affordances that appear to emerge with this fundamental architectural change; it’s been our job to test them. Protocol security, control systems, sensor and video publishing have been central to research.
My initial project as programmer/analyst in 2011 was lighting controller as a demo of SCADA / cybersecurity / Internet of Things with NDN. A custom security and control protocol was designed, implemented, tested, attacked. Though I’ve contributed to peer-reviewed work, my sole authorship credit is currently on a technical report .
I’ve also tested layer 2 video, managed 8 testbed streaming video boxes for 18 months, deployed countless applications, made project websites, and supported regular demonstrations of the technologies at conferences and to lab visitors.
The Future Internet Architecture initiative was 2010-2013; next phase research continues, and an industry consortium was formed in 2014.
The Internet of Names – Vice
Named Data Networking Would Eliminate IP Addresses – Network Computing
UCLA, Cisco & more join forces to replace TCP/IP – Network World
Your Gadgets are Slowly Breaking the Internet – MIT Technology Review
Content Is King: Can Researchers Design an Information-Centric Internet? – Scientific American