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11.12.2012

 





NASA DTN Protocol: Interplanetary Internet, How It Works, What LEGOS Have to To With It

NASA is calling it the interplanetary Internet, and announcements have been hitting in recent weeks regarding the sending of the first emails, voicemails and, of late, news of an experiment that involved remote controlling of a LEGO space robot with it. But what’s truly cool is the technology enabling it — it’s a protocol called Delay-Tolerant Networking, better known as DTN.

At its heart is Vint Cerf’s Bundle Protocol (BP), a version of the IP protocol he helped develop to pioneer the Internet decades ago.







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