IRATI D4.3, “Deployment, Experimentation and Validation report for phase 3″ available
IRATI’s deliverable D4.3 – informing about the third phase deployment, experimentation and validation activities – has been uploaded to the Deliverables area.
In the final phase of Investigating RINA as an Alternative to TCP/IP (IRATI), a number of new features were implemented that need experimental validation. The first component is the Shim DIF for TCP/UDP, allowing running to operate over IP infrastructures. This component is extensively tested in Section 4.
Second is the completion of the Error and Flow Control Protocol (EFCP) implementation and the distributed loop in the workflow. EFCP is validated in Section 3, while the distributed loop, pervasive through the architecture, is tested throughout all experiments that make use of the final version of the IRATI sofware.
Third is the addition of the DU protection component, implementing two basic policies, being a Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) and basic Time-To-Live (TTL). These are validated in Section 5 under perfect networking conditions and when SDUs are corrupted, by intentionally corrupting SDUs that were transmitted over a reliable flow.
We also illustrate the ability of RINA to provide mobility by location-indepence of the application names. An application is instantiated on a host, and then moved to another host (which is simulated by terminating the application on the original host and starting the same application with the same name on another host) while another application can still reach the host without a need to update its internal state.
These experiments demonstrate the capabilities of the software developed during the IRATI project, which has been released as the Free Open Source Software, ”IRATI” and is publicly available through GitHub.