Coordinating the Internet / Edition 1

Coordinating the Internet / Edition 1

by James H. Keller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262611368

ISBN-13: 9780262611367

Pub. Date: 07/18/1997

Publisher: MIT Press

For years, the world saw the Internet as a creature of theU.S. Department of Defense. Now some claim that the Internet is aself-governing organism controlled by no one and needing nooversight. Although the National Science Foundation and othergovernment agencies continue to support and oversee criticaladministrative and coordinating functions, the Internet is

Overview

For years, the world saw the Internet as a creature of theU.S. Department of Defense. Now some claim that the Internet is aself-governing organism controlled by no one and needing nooversight. Although the National Science Foundation and othergovernment agencies continue to support and oversee criticaladministrative and coordinating functions, the Internet is remarkablydecentralized and uninstitutionalized. As it grows in scope,bandwidth, and functionality, the Internet will require greatercoordination, but it is not yet clear what kind of coordinatingmechanisms will evolve.The essays in this volume clarify these issues and suggest possiblemodels for governing the Internet. The topics addressed range fromsettlements and statistics collection to the sprawling problem ofdomain names,
which affects the commercial interests of millions ofcompanies around the world. One recurrent theme is the inseparabilityof technical and policy issues in any discussion involving theInternet.Contributors:Guy Almes, Ashley Andeen, Joseph P.
Bailey, Steven M. Bellovin, ScottBradner, Richard Cawley, Che-Hoo Cheng, Bilal
Chinoy, K Claffy, MariaFarnon, William Foster, Alexander Gigante, Sharon Eisner
Gillett, MarkGould, Eric Hoffman, Scott Huddle, Joseph Y. Hui, David R.
Johnson,Mitchell Kapor, John Lesley King, Lee W. McKnight, Don Mitchell,Tracie Monk,
Milton Mueller, Carl Oppedahl, David G.Post, YakovRekhter, Paul Resnick, A. M.
Rutkowski, Timothy J. Salo, PhilipL. Sbarbaro, Robert Shaw.A publication of the
Harvard Information Infrastructure Project

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262611367
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
07/18/1997
Series:
Information Infrastructure Project at Harvard University
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
510
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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