TCP/IP on the way out?
freebsd at qeng-ho.org
Fri Aug 8 11:16:07 UTC 2014
On 08/08/2014 09:58, Steve Burton wrote:
> On 08/08/2014 08:00, Odhiambo Washington wrote:
>> I trust that all is well with everyone.
>> I have seen this article which sounds much like a dream, but seems true.
>> I'd love to hear the views of those who understand the network stack.
> My favourite part of the article is:
> "The key to the process, they say, is a network coding and decoding
> element called RLNC, or Random Linear Network Coding. RLNC is the
> technology that they've patented and wrapped into C++ software at
> Steinwurf called Kodo. Steinwurf plans to sell its technology to
> hardware makers."
If anyone writing an application wants something like this they can
probably code up their own transport protocol using raptor codes over
UDP and get 90% of the benefits without having to persuade people that
replacing the network stacks of 8-10 billion(*) devices connected to the
net is a good idea, economically feasible and can be achieved in a way
that doesn't fragment the network for months or years on end.
It's rarely the technology that decides anything, it's the economics and
politics. That's a lesson most techies seem to have to learn the hard way.
(*) Figure taken from
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