i-Path project explores how to provide a visibility inside the Internet to end systems.
The goal of i-Path is to realize visibility between an end-to-end Internet path with "hop-by-hop" granularity, and also, to satisfy disclosure policies among all stake holders along the path, i.e., sender, access network providers, backbones, and receiver.
i-Path project have been supported as a part of the NeW Generation Network research and development funded by NICT, Japan.
Background and Motivation
i-Path project is developing a protocol stack implementation to provide the visibility of end-to-end network path. We evaluate the feasibility of our approach using the implementation on R&D testbed networks, such as, JGN2+. And, with releasing our implementation, we would like to facilitate other research activities sharing the similar cross-layer ideas.
- Shigeki Goto
- Dai Mochinaga
- Ichiro Murase
- Akihiro Shimoda
- Katsushi Kobayashi (now moved to U-Tokyo.)
Geographical trace snapshot of our i-Path testbed
- D. Mochinaga, K. Kobayashi, R. Yamada, S. Goto, A. Shimoda, and I. Murase,"i-Path: Improving Path Visibility for the Future Internet” , 12th IEEE/IPSJ International Symposium on Applications and the Internet, July, 2012
- D. Mochinaga, K. Kobayashi, S. Goto, A. Shimoda and I. Murase, "Collecting Information to Visualize Network Status", p1-4, 28th APAN Network Research Workshop, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2009
- K. Kobayashi, "Better End-to-End Visibility Leads Better Networks", in proc. 3rd International Conference on Future Internet Technologies (CFI08), Seoul, Korea, 2008
- K. Nakauchi and K. Kobayashi, "An explicit router feedback framework for high bandwidth-delay product networks", Computer Networks, 51, 1833-1846, Elsevier, 2007