The SCION Internet Architecture

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The Internet has been successful beyond even the most optimistic expectations. It permeates almost every aspect of our society and economy worldwide. This success has created universal dependence on communication, as many of the processes underpinning modern society would grind to a halt if it were unavailable. However, the state of the safety and availability of the Internet is far from commensurate with its importance.

This article describes SCION, or Scalability, Control, and Isolation On Next-generation networks, an inter-domain network architecture designed to address these issues, covering SCION’s goals, design, and functionality, as well as the results of six years of research we have conducted since our initial publication.

Read more at Communications of ACM