Delay-tolerant networking: an approach to interplanetary Internet

  title={Delay-tolerant networking: an approach to interplanetary Internet},
  author={Scott C. Burleigh and Adrian J. Hooke and Leigh Torgerson and Kevin R. Fall and Vinton G. Cerf and Bob Durst and Keith L. Scott and Howard S. Weiss},
  journal={IEEE Commun. Mag.},
Increasingly, network applications must communicate with counterparts across disparate networking environments characterized by significantly different sets of physical and operational constraints; wide variations in transmission latency are particularly troublesome. The proposed Interplanetary Internet, which must encompass both terrestrial and interplanetary links, is an extreme case. An architecture based on a "least common denominator" protocol that can operate successfully and (where… 

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CERF [ F ] is senior vice president of architecture and technology for MCI . He is the co - designer of the TCP / IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet