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Leveraging the future Internet in Brazil through the coexistence and interconnection of multiple architectures

Abstract

The Internet is one of the most important artecfats created by the man. However, the main protocols being used are still the same since long decades ago what have motivated several initiatives to propose the research of new protocols for replacement of the TCP/UDP/IP. Such proposals are known as Future Internet Architectures (FIA) and, among them, we can cite the brazilians ETArch and NovaGenesis (NG). There are dozen of projects in Europe and USA also related to FIA, such as RINA, XIA, and CCNx. Each architecture has its particular purpose and its own set of requirements but all of them try to advance in several aspects related to the current Internet architecture. The integration of all the aspects in a single architecture seems to be difficult and several people ask if such integration is really necessary. Then, we can expect that a set of FIAs could coexist among them and with the current Internet (including IPv6). The purpose of this project is to investigate the use of different architectures coexisting together. The idea is to research the NG, RINA and ETArch by specifying and implementing points of interconnections named Future Internet Exchange Points (FIXPs). The project intends also to implement a multi FIA socket in a point of presence. Finally, a simple application must be developed to test the interconnections among FIAs through the FIBRE testbed and the RNP network. (AU)

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