RemIX: A Distributed Internet Exchange for Remote and Rural Networks

William Waites, James Sweet, Roger Baig, Peter Buneman, Marwan Fayed, Gordon Hughes, Michael Fourman, Richard Simmons

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Abstract

The concept of the IXP, an Ethernet fabric central to the structure of the global Internet, is largely absent from the development of community-driven collaborative network infrastructure. The reasons for this are two-fold. IXPs exist in central, typically urban, environments where strong network infrastructure ensures high levels of connectivity. Between rural and remote regions, where networks are separated by distance and terrain, no such infrastructure exists. In this paper we present RemIX a distributed IXPs architecture designed for the community network environment. We examine this praxis using an implementation in Scotland, with suggestions for future development and research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGAIA '16: Proceedings of the 2016 workshop on Global Access to the Internet for All
PublisherACM
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2016

Keywords

  • cs.NI

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