Improving the Internet's Transport Layer

The Internet's transport layer is now almost impossible to change; this is at least partially due to its lack of abstraction, which makes application designers choose protocols instead of services. Several years ago, I rather vaguely described a better approach in:

Michael Welzl: "A Case for Middleware to Enable Advanced Internet Services", Proceedings of Next Generation Network Middleware workshop (NGNM'04), co-located with Networking 2004, Athens, Greece, 14 May, 2004.
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Following this paper, I made a few more, smaller efforts. These are listed below:


After this work, and several more related presentations (see here if you really want to know), the outcomes were:


Last update: 6. May 2015
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