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It is always nice when a plan comes together, by John Day (with help)

  • Posted on: 12 June 2017
  • By: psoc_admin

One goal of RINA is to distill a theory based on fundamental principles, on what the problem tells us. Largely, this has come down to finding the invariances. The RINA Reference Model describes that theory, as we now understand it. We have found that by not breaking the invariances we don’t encounter “devils in the details,” but quite the opposite, the theory tends to yield simpler results for thorny problems. But we are always testing it. Trying to uncover things we haven’t seen.

Pete Cladingbowl discusses how RINA could create more secure and manageable Internets

  • Posted on: 8 September 2016
  • By: psoc_admin

Pete Cladingbowl, interviewed by Martin Geddes, thinks that "The Internet needs a rebuild. We don’t need to throw it away, but rather need to overlay it with new structures. For instance, a basic structure is when we connect to it, we are forced to be connected to everything.

Why removing the TCP pseudo-header doesn't help mobility, by John Day

  • Posted on: 26 January 2016
  • By: psoc_admin

In a recent presentation at a standards event, someone cited a quote from Vint Cerf that they made a mistake binding IP to TCP with the pseudo-header. Supposedly not doing this would make it easier to solve some of the current problems facing the Internet, such as mobility. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. In fact, the evidence points in the opposite direction.

1. The pseudo-header

Diego Lopez - Telefonica - argues RINA could improve Internet scalability

  • Posted on: 12 January 2016
  • By: psoc_admin

Diego Lopez, in this post at the Telefonica "Think Big" blog (in spanish), explains that the current Internet has reached a size that has exceeded the expectations of its original designers by orders of magnitued. In order to reach this size many patches have been "organically" incorporated into the architecture, making it more complex, hard to manage and very prone to failures. RINA could be the solution to provide scalability to the next generation Internet.

Martin Geddes defines RINA as "nuclear networking"

  • Posted on: 12 January 2016
  • By: psoc_admin

Martin Geddes, a renowned expert on the telecommunications and distributed computing performance business, characterized RINA as "nuclear networking" compared to conventional TCP/IP networks. Mr. Geddes, who participated in the first international RINA workshop, shared his takeaways of the event in this blog post.

Interoute CTO thinks RINA can be the future of Internetworking

  • Posted on: 12 January 2016
  • By: psoc_admin
 Interoute is the owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform

Matthew Finnie, CTO of Interoute, told to Computing that the Internet is no longer fit for purpose, and that IP is no longer an ideal way to consume the content and services provided through it. A potential solution that holds promise is to rebuild the Internet using RINA. The whole article is avilable via the Computing website.