OSDI '06 Abstract
Pp. 233–248 of the Proceedings
Persistent Personal Names for Globally Connected Mobile Devices
Bryan Ford, Jacob Strauss, Chris Lesniewski-Laas, Sean Rhea, Frans Kaashoek, and
Robert Morris, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Unmanaged Internet Architecture (UIA)
provides zero-configuration connectivity among mobile devices
through personal names.
Users assign personal names through an ad hoc device introduction process
requiring no central allocation.
names bind securely to the global identities of their target devices
independent of network location.
Each user manages one namespace,
shared among all the user's devices
and always available on each device.
Users can also name other users
to share resources with trusted acquaintances.
Devices with naming relationships automatically arrange connectivity when
possible, both in ad hoc networks
and using global infrastructure when available.
A UIA prototype demonstrates these capabilities
using optimistic replication
for name resolution and group management
and a routing algorithm exploiting the user's social network
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