[rfc-dist] RFC 4838 on Delay-Tolerant Networking Architecture
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Title: Delay-Tolerant Networking Architecture
Author: V. Cerf, S. Burleigh,
A. Hooke, L. Torgerson,
R. Durst, K. Scott,
K. Fall, H. Weiss
Date: April 2007
Mailbox: vint at google.com,
Scott.Burleigh at jpl.nasa.gov,
Adrian.Hooke at jpl.nasa.gov, ltorgerson at jpl.nasa.gov,
durst at mitre.org, kscott at mitre.org,
kfall at intel.com, howard.weiss at sparta.com
I-D Tag: draft-irtf-dtnrg-arch-08.txt
This document describes an architecture for delay-tolerant and
disruption-tolerant networks, and is an evolution of the architecture
originally designed for the Interplanetary Internet, a communication
system envisioned to provide Internet-like services across
interplanetary distances in support of deep space exploration. This
document describes an architecture that addresses a variety of
problems with internetworks having operational and performance
characteristics that make conventional (Internet-like) networking
approaches either unworkable or impractical. We define a message-
oriented overlay that exists above the transport (or other) layers of
the networks it interconnects. The document presents a motivation
for the architecture, an architectural overview, review of state
management required for its operation, and a discussion of
application design issues. This document represents the consensus of
the IRTF DTN research group and has been widely reviewed by that group.
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