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posted by janrinok on Thursday June 10, @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: 1, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 10, @01:40PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 10, @01:40PM (#1143876)

    " You don't need a ton of bandwidth, 30mbit symmetric is plenty. You don't need 100mbit or gbit."
    if the real world where like the internet, people would have four-wheel drive ferraris with rocket boasters and go shopping by driving inside walmart (or watnot), saying "grab 4 cans of baked beans" and a robot arm would extend from the hood and pack 'em beans, whilst being bombarded by advertisment that promises the next ferrari is even better and faster at picking stuff from the aisles ... whilst the rest just use a trolly and curse that the top shelf is "robot-arm-accesible-only" ... and getting higher (read: more bloated)...

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