Archive for April, 2006

The Location Layer

Friday, April 21st, 2006

Over the past quarter century, stack-based layered architectures have become ubiquitous in networking, most notably the seven-layer OSI model. OSI seperates a Network Layer (responsible primarily for routing) from the Transport Layer and other layers above it. In recent years the Internet’s difficulty in handling mobile devices had suggested flaws in this original design. I propose that a new layer, the “Location Layer”, is needed between the Transport and Network Layers, whose function is to locate network resources, including mobile devices.


The “New Networking Blog”

Thursday, April 20th, 2006

Welcome to the “New Networking Blog”!

Since I never get around to writing my ideas up in a full paper format, I’ve set up this blog mainly to discuss various new ideas in computer networking. Who knows, maybe some of them will end up as papers someday?

Brent Baccala

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