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How to Lease the Internet in Your Spare Time Nick Feamster Lixin Gao Jennifer Rexford
 

Summary: How to Lease the Internet in Your Spare Time
Nick Feamster Lixin Gao Jennifer Rexford
Georgia Tech University of Massachusetts Princeton University
feamster@cc.gatech.edu lgao@ecs.umass.edu jrex@cs.princeton.edu
ABSTRACT
Today's Internet Service Providers (ISPs) serve two roles:
managing their network infrastructure and providing (ar-
guably limited) services to end users. We argue that cou-
pling these roles impedes the deployment of new protocols
and architectures. Instead, the future Internet should support
two separate entities: infrastructure providers (who manage
the physical infrastructure) and service providers (who de-
ploy network protocols and offer end-to-end services). We
present a high-level design for Cabo, an architecture that en-
ables this separation, and we describe challenges associated
with realizing this architecture.
1. Introduction
The Internet is relatively resistant to fundamental change.
The last fifteen years have offered countless "false starts" in
the deployment of new services. For example, differentiated

  

Source: Akella, Aditya - Department of Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Rexford, Jennifer - Department of Computer Science, Princeton University

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences