Net pioneer wants new Internet

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Net pioneer wants new Internet

One of the fathers of the internet wants to be a daddy again. David Clark, who led the development of the internet in the 1970s, is working with the National Science Foundation on a plan for a whole new infrastructure to replace today’s global network.

The NSF aims to put out a request for proposals in the fall for plans and designs that could lead to what Clark called a “clean slate” internet architecture. Those designs, Clark said, could be tested on the National LambdaRail, the nationwide optical network that researchers are using to experiment with new networking technologies and applications.

Read the complete story. (Wired)