Raj Jain, "Internet 3.0: Ten Problems with Current Internet Architecture and Solutions for the Next Generation," Military Communications Conference, Washington, DC, October 23-25, 2006


The basic ideas of the Internet architecture were developed 30+ years ago. In these 30 years, we have learnt a lot about networking and packet switching. Is this the way we would design the Internet if we were to start it now? This paper is an attempt to answer this question raised by US National Science Foundation, which has embarked on the design of the next generation Internet called GENI.

In this paper, we point out key problems with the current Internet Architecture and propose directions for the solutions. We propose a general architectural framework for the next generation Internet, which we call Internet 3.0. The next generation Internet should be secure. It should allow business to set their boundaries and enforce their policies inside their boundaries. It should allow governments to set rules that protect their citizens on the Internet the same way they protect them on other means of transports. It should allow receivers to set policies for how and where they receive their information. They should have freedom to select their names, IDs and addresses with as little centralized control as possible. The architecture should be general enough to allow different governments to have different rules. Information transport architecture should provide at least as much control and freedom as the goods transport networks provide.

We propose the framework of an architecture that supports all these requirements.

Complete paper in Adobe Acrobat format.

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