Macroscopically Sustainable Networking: An Internet Quine

TitleMacroscopically Sustainable Networking: An Internet Quine
Publication TypeTechnical Report
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsRaghavan, B., & Hasan S.
Other Numbers3350

The Internet stands atop an unseen industrial system required for its continued growth,operation, and maintenance. While its scale could not have been achieved without thisreliance, its dependencies???ranging from sophisticated manufacturing facilities to limited rawmaterials???make make it vulnerable to disruptions. To achieve independence requires anInternet quine???a set of devices, protocols, manufacturing facilities, software tools, and otherrelated components that is self?bootstrapping and capable of being used by engineers toreproduce itself and all the needed components of the Internet. In this paper, we study howsuch an Internet quine could be built. We also attempt to identify a minimal set of such toolsand facilities, and how small and inexpensive they can be made.

Bibliographic Notes

ICSI Technical Report TR-12-010

Abbreviated Authors

B. Raghavan and S. Hasan

ICSI Research Group

Networking and Security

ICSI Publication Type

Technical Report