Pocket Switched Networking: Challenges, Feasibility and Implementation Issues

Pan Hui, Augustin Chaintreau, Richard Gass, James Scott, Jon Crowcroft, and Christophe Diot

Abstract

The Internet is built around the assumption of contemporaneous end-to-end connectivity. This is at odds with what typically happens in mobile networking, where mobile devices move between islands of connectivity, having opportunity to transmit packets through

their wireless interface or simply carrying the data toward a connectivity island. We propose Pocket Switched Networking, a communication paradigm which reflects the reality faced by the mobile user. Pocket Networking falls under DTN. We describe the challenges that this approach entails and provide evidence that it is feasible with today's technology.

Details

Publication typeInproceedings
Published inProceedings of the Second IFIP on Autonomic Communications 2005
PublisherSpringer Verlag
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