Disruption Tolerant Networking could change the internet

Disruption Tolerant Networking could change the internet

Internet architecture doesn’t need continuous paths between endpoints, says NASA in an announcement that may one day change the way the internet is envisioned.

The U.S. government space agency says Delay or Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN) — something it’s been working on for disruption-prone space internet applications — doesn’t need continuous network connectivity, unlike traditional internet.

Importantly, it says the delay and fault-tolerant technology could be used down on Earth, too. The networking protocol suite concept would be particularly well suited to internet in remote locations, it says in a press release, related to demonstrations of the technology.

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