SCIENTIA SINICA Informationis, Volume 49, Issue 9: 1186-1204(2019) https://doi.org/10.1360/N112019-00070

Prototype and testing report of a multi-identifier system for reconfigurable network architecture under co-governing

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  • ReceivedApr 12, 2019
  • AcceptedJun 27, 2019
  • PublishedAug 29, 2019


Even though the internet has become an essential infrastructure of modern society, the centralized domain name system (DNS) is unable to provide high-quality services and secure management and controlling. To face this challenge, we have proposed a reconfigurable multi-identifier network architecture and have developed a prototype of the multi-identifier system. We optimized network security using consortium blockchain, improved forwarding speed using HPT for FIB, and enhanced scalability through a tunnel algorithm. Experiments and tests of this prototype on the network of the two largest telecommunication service providers in China demonstrate that the system is considerably robust to support real-world traffic. Moreover, it can be applied to sovereign networks and other private networks with multiple identifiers, which may become a Chinese solution of network security to the world.

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