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Advancement: Reliable and Secure Internet Content Transport without Connections

Speaker Name: 
Abdulazaz Albalawi
Speaker Title: 
PhD Student (Advisor: J. J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves)
Speaker Organization: 
Computer Engineering
Start Time: 
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 1:30pm
End Time: 
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 3:30pm
Engineering 2, Room 215
J. J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves

Abstract:  Most existing reliable transport protocols in the Internet such, as TCP, rely on an end-to-end connection as the main architectural construct to implement reliable transfer of data. However, a connection is necessary for reliable data transfer only if the communicating processes have no means of discerning the structures of the data they are exchanging. We propose a new transport protocol for the Internet, that integrates content transport with caching, without requiring cached content objects to be understood by intermediate routers and caches. We call our protocol Internet Transport Protocol (ITP). ITP eliminates the endto-end connection used in TCP by introducing decoding manifest. The decoding manifest is used to allow the content consumer and content producer processes share a common description of the structure of the content object need to be exchanged. By using a decoding manifest, ITP is able to secure content caching without any alterations to the network stack.