Publish-subscribe Internet routing paradigm

Publish-subscribe Internet routing paradigm

Weak Signal's progress: fully-fledged

This Weak Signal came from: 
European Commission Framework Programme for RTD

The theme/scheme related to this Weak Signal: 
Theme 3 - ICT - Information & communication technologies

The sub-theme that best relates to this Weak Signal: 
Pervasive and trusted network and service infrastructure

When did the Weak Signal manifest ? 
2005-now

Weak Signal's description 
Despite its success, the Internet suffers from several shortcomings, forcing a fundamental reform of its paradigms and core technologies. A major flaw in the design of the Internet is its imbalance of powers in the favour of the sender of information. The network accepts anything that the sender wants to send and will make a best effort to deliver it to the receiver. This has led into increasing problems with spam mail and distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, forcing companies and users to conceal their E-mail addresses and place their systems behind firewalls.The publish/subscribe paradigm (pub/sub) has been proposed as a remedy to these problems. Senders publish what they want to send and the receivers subscribe to the publications that they want to receive. Already a large share of the use of the Internet is essentially pub/sub. We need a new Internet architecture, derived from the pub/sub paradigm. This will lead into a redesign of all the layers. In the new Internet, multicast will be the norm and security and mobility are designed into the architecture, rather than added on as after-thoughts.