Inter-domain incentives and Internet architecture

Jarno Rajahalme

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisCollection of Articles


    Recent experience in networking research has shown protocol and architecture deployment to be problematic, to say the least. We argue that the typically non-uniform distribution of costs and benefits inherent in many inter-domain designs is a roadblock on the path of deployment that is extremely hard, or costly, to circumvent after the fact. Therefore, the voluntary inter-domain structure that has evolved along with the transition to the commercial Internet of today should be consciously embraced and built upon. In this dissertation we first explore the relevant features of the inter-domain Internet, including the incentives behind typical inter-domain policies, architectural challenges, and new approaches to inter-domain routing such as content-oriented networking. Then we show how to use this knowledge to build an inter-domain network model that can be used to validate new inter-domain architectures. Finally, we give examples of using this model in the context of content-oriented networking and inter-domain multicast.
    Translated title of the contributionToimijoiden väliset insentiivit Internetin arkkitehtuurissa
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor's degree
    Awarding Institution
    • Aalto University
    • Ylä-Jääski, Antti, Supervising Professor
    • Tarkoma, Sasu, Thesis Advisor
    Print ISBNs978-952-60-4727-0
    Electronic ISBNs978-952-60-4728-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    MoE publication typeG5 Doctoral dissertation (article)


    • Internet architecture
    • inter-domain modeling
    • deployment incentives

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