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Issues in Merging Internet Autonomous Systems for Emergency Communications

  • Selwyn Russell
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3975)

Abstract

The Internet has certain properties which make it the first choice for communications during an emergency. Experiences during the Kobe earthquake in 1995 indicated that the Internet was more resilient than other networks [1].Fault tolerance and fault recovery were basic DARPA requirements [2]. The lack of a central controller or base station (as used in the two way radio systems often used by emergency handling teams) eliminates a potential critical point of failure.

Keywords

Central Controller Transit Network Kobe Earthquake Fault Recovery Emergency Communication 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Selwyn Russell
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Software Engineering and Data CommunicationsQueensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.Queensland LaboratoryNational ICT Australia Ltd.BrisbaneAustralia

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