The American National Science Foundation (NFS) last month announced four research projects, under its auspices, aimed at building reliable and secure Internet
The projects, each of which will receive a total of $ 8 million over three years, will be included in the already existing stock program "Architecture of the Internet of the Future." Sixty researchers from more than thirty institutes will evaluate the following concepts:
1) The main thing is mobility
. The canonical Internet is based on hard nodes, but the new architecture must assume that "mobility should be the norm rather than the exception." For security reasons, of course.
2) Named data networks
(Named Data Networking). Instead of routing traffic based on the IP address of computers, the new architecture will focus on transporting actual data that can protect itself.
“This radical step, which we believe, will allow to eliminate redundant network traffic, as well as provide secure communication by interacting with a huge number of emerging mobile devices,” said Patrick Crowley
, a scientist at the University of Washington, St. Louis.
. This architecture will turn the Internet into a global cloud system from data centers connected by high-speed, ultra-reliable and secure backbone networks.
(eXpressive Internet Architecture). It implies a built-in security system, so that users visiting the next site or downloading a document can be sure that the materials are legitimate.
“A lot of good and smart things are embodied in today's Internet, we will try to keep these sides,” said Peter Steenkiste, a scientist from Carnegie Mellon University, “but some of his parts are damaged so much that preventive measures will not help.”