Ralph E. Droms

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DHCP Options and BOOTP Vendor Extensions <draft-ietf-dhc-options-1533update-03.txt> Status of this memo This document is an Internet-Draft. Internet-Drafts are working documents of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), its areas, and its working groups. Note that other groups may also distribute working documents as Internet-Drafts. Internet-Drafts(More)
The Tilde naming system identifres files in a distributed computing system in a novel way, providing a consistent mechanism for referencing both local and remote files that is independent of the details of the underlying computing environment. The Tilde naming system achieves this independence by providing each user with control of a private name evaluation(More)
We present a formal specification and analysis of a faulttolerant DHCP algorithm, used to automatically configure certain host parameters in an IP network. Our algorithm uses ideas from an algorithm presented in [5], but is considerably simpler and at the same time more structured and rigorous. We specify the assumptions and behavior of our algorithm as(More)
The Virtual Node Layer (VNLayer) is a programming abstraction for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs). It defines simple virtual servers at fixed locations in a network, addressing a central problem for MANETs, which is the absence of fixed infrastructure. Advantages of this abstraction are that persistent state is maintained in each region, even when mobile(More)
“Internet of Things” (IoT), networking (potentially) a large number of resource-constrained devices, is gaining popularity in recent years. Today’s IoT systems are largely based on the use of the TCP/IP protocols (IPv6 in particular). However, the observations so far suggest that the TCP/IP protocol stack, as originally designed, is not a good fit to the(More)
Information-Centric Networking (ICN) is an emerging networking paradigm that focuses on content distribution and aims at replacing the current IP stack. Implementations of ICN have demonstrated its advantages over IP, in terms of network performance and resource requirements. Because of these advantages, ICN is also considered to be a good network paradigm(More)
The workshop was organized as a result of discussions between Vint Cerf, chair of SIGCOMM, Jim Thomas, chair o f SIGGRAPH, and Craig Partridge, also of SIGCOMM, who explored the need for dialogue between those working i n computer graphics and networks . As a result of these discussions, Partridge and Thomas laid the groundwork for th e workshop and asked(More)