Securing Next Generation Internet Services

Securing Next Generation Internet Services

Asoke K. Talukder
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-123-2.ch007
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In Next Generation Internet (NGI), internet will graduate from being just a network of networks to network of interoperable services. Security in NGI must cover all 7 layers of the OSI model instead of just 3 bottom layers as in the past. This chapter discusses the security issues in NGI and proposes a methodology for security countermeasures in NGI.
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2. Next Generation Internet (Ngi)

The current internet – IPv4 has many problems; major ones are,

  • Addressing space – the current address space of internet is 32 bits. With the growth of internet users this is not sufficient

  • Quality of Service – it is a major challenge to guarantee quality of service

  • Mobility -- IP inherently does not include mobility by design

  • Security -- IP inherently does not include security by design

According to some researchers NGI is Internet2 (Internet2), according to some thinkers NGI is Internet 3.0 (Jain, 2009); according to many thinkers, IPv6 (Deering, 1998) is the NGI. However, in our analysis, NGI is combination of all of these and many more (Talukder & Prahalad, 2009c) features that can be listed as,

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