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posted by janrinok on Thursday June 10 2021, @12:30PM   Printer-friendly
from the this-is-infrastructure dept.

From Spiked:

If life ever returns to normal, one thing no one will miss from the lockdown era is the 'TV goldfish'. For over a year, we've watched the disembodied, pixelated faces of contributors to live TV mouth their words out of sync with their audio, gulping away as if in a private fish tank. This isn't the exception for internet video, it's the norm.

John Day is one of the internet's greybeard founding fathers. For a decade he has been advancing a set of improvements to the current mainstream internet protocols. His proposals – called RINA (Recursive Internetwork Architecture) – revisit and build on Louis Pouzin's founding concept of datagrams (data packets). Simplifying these features allowed the original inter-networking protocols (IP) to get out of the door in the 1980s and 1990s, and allowed for the rapid growth of the internet. But the current system we have – TCP/IP – is holding back new innovation.

See also: Internet outage illustrates lack of resilience at heart of critical services
The Guardian view on the internet outage: we need resilience, not just efficiency


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  • (Score: 0, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 10 2021, @01:17PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 10 2021, @01:17PM (#1143868)

    wow, that was short ... considering the scope of "the problem".
    i don't do much " looky-looky-talky" but am happy i can ring-up someone in the middle of the night half way across the globe and talk to them "for free" (monthly internet plan and computing device not included).
    also, "talking" to other players via bullets (sub 60ms ping) seems to work A-oh-kay.
    also, this, for me, work over a 30 barrels down and 10 barrels up of T1 lines (woah, remember those!), colloquial referred to as vdsl nowadays ...

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