PARC's plan to stop the Internet from crashing

PARC's plan to stop the Internet from crashing

Summary: "Content distribution has reached a scale that simply doesn't work," says Van Jacobson. The scientist and research fellow at Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center talks to ZDNet's Sumi Das about Content-Centric Networking (CCN) a new technology he's developed that could make content distribution on the Net more efficient.

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  • RE: PARC's plan to stop the Internet from crashing

    This site is a good example of how bad design compounds the server bandwidth problem. As the video ends, it automatically switches to another video, with no obvious way to return to the original video. Reloading the page brings back the original video, but then the cached copy has been lost, seeking does not work, and the entire video must be reloaded from the server in order to review information toward the end of the video (ccnx.org is what I was looking for). Google has done a much better job with their YouTube service (their videos can begin downloading at any point so seeking works instantly, and their cache is much more persistent) thus their bandwidth usage per video has to be much lower than that of zdnet.
    Hraefn
  • RE: PARC's plan to stop the Internet from crashing

    So what is it???
    All I see is a short paragraph saying it exists!
    nofixed@...
    • RE: PARC's plan to stop the Internet from crashing

      @nofixed@...
      It appears you are not a very good listener. Try watching it again, he clearly explains the concepts without giving away the store.
      toomuchtime
    • RE: PARC's plan to stop the Internet from crashing

      @nofixed@...
      Exactly! I had no idea where the "content" was. I had to click on the transcript link to read the interview/discussion. Poor design on ZDNet! Then the link/transcript has an "s" on the end of ".org". Kinda' sloppy if you ask me. Yes - I run No-Script, (very wary of java etc..) but even after disabling it I still couldn't access the content. Just a bunch of ads.
      ncironman
  • RE: PARC's plan to stop the Internet from crashing

    If the current model of content distribution "simply doesn't work", then how is it this content was made available? Poorly, no doubt, but as the above commenters have noted, that's because of poor technique by the presenting website's engineering staff. Influenced, no doubt, by marketing. As usual.
    WCarlS
  • this is a non story

    CCN??? Ever heard of CDN?

    This is old news

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Content_delivery_network
    wolfmeiister@...
  • RE: PARC's plan to stop the Internet from crashing

    Video does not run for me. How bad can your service be?????????
    JonnyDee
  • RE: PARC's plan to stop the Internet from crashing

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