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When TCP Breaks: Delay- and Disruption- Tolerant Networking
July/August 2006 (vol. 10 no. 4)
pp. 72-78
Stephen Farrell, Trinity College Dublin
Vinny Cahill, Trinity College Dublin
Dermot Geraghty, Trinity College Dublin
Ivor Humphreys, Trinity College Dublin
Paul McDonald, Trinity College Dublin
The authors give an overview of current work on delay- and disruption-tolerant networking and review the overall architecture proposed by the Internet Research Task Force's Delay Tolerant Networking Research Group. Their approach to networking makes no assumption that nodes will have end-to-end connectivity, which could be missing with extremely high-latency connections, if the nodes are only in contact with one another infrequently or if contacts are being continually disrupted. They also describe the main protocols the group is developing and give examples of some pilot networks that use these protocols.
Index Terms:
TCP, delay-tolerant networking, disruption-tolerant networking
Citation:
Stephen Farrell, Vinny Cahill, Dermot Geraghty, Ivor Humphreys, Paul McDonald, "When TCP Breaks: Delay- and Disruption- Tolerant Networking," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 72-78, July-Aug. 2006, doi:10.1109/MIC.2006.91
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