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Issue 6 • June 1997

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  • Residential Broadband Services And Networks [Guest Editorial]

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):56 - 58
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  • The Global Internet [Guest Editorial]

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 122
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  • Internet Technology Series [Guest Editorial]

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 158
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  • Modeling Internet topology

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):160 - 163
    Cited by:  Papers (411)  |  Patents (11)
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    The topology of a network, or a group of networks such as the Internet, has a strong bearing on many management and performance issues. Good models of the topological structure of a network are essential for developing and analyzing internetworking technology. This article discusses how graph-based models can be used to represent the topology of large networks, particularly aspects of locality and... View full abstract»

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  • World Wide Web caching: the application-level view of the Internet

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):170 - 178
    Cited by:  Papers (39)  |  Patents (16)
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    The Internet has fallen prey to its most successful service, the World Wide Web. The networks do not keep up with the demands incurred by the huge amount of Web surfers. Thus, it takes longer and longer to obtain the information one wants to access via the World Wide Web. Many solutions to the problem of network congestion have been developed in distributed systems research in general and distribu... View full abstract»

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  • Integrating communication services

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):164 - 169
    Cited by:  Papers (21)  |  Patents (39)
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    The need for communication services which span multiple communication technologies is growing. Communication services are being developed in three areas: in the public switched telephony networks, on the Internet in the form of integrated multimedia including voice-over-Internet, and in private switched telephony networks in the form of enterprise computer-telephony integration applications. This ... View full abstract»

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  • Multicast group behavior in the Internet's multicast backbone (MBone)

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):124 - 129
    Cited by:  Papers (85)  |  Patents (5)
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    The multicast backbone (MBone) is a network overlaying the global Internet and designed to support multipoint applications. The authors first give an overview of the development and architecture of the current MBone. One important characteristic of the MBone is its reliance on IP multicast which allows receivers to join and leave groups asynchronously. The authors describe the Mlisten data collect... View full abstract»

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  • Using agents for secure access to data in the Internet

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):136 - 140
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (8)
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    Relatively few databases are accessible over the Internet. With today's technology one would like to encapsulate a database and make it available over the Internet. A client using such databases would browse an old census database, look up references in an object-oriented database system, access descriptions and pictures over the Internet, or combine different information using NCSA Mosaic, Web, o... View full abstract»

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  • Customer premises equipment for residential broadband networks

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):114 - 121
    Cited by:  Papers (5)  |  Patents (8)
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    The evolution of telephone networks from narrowband to broadband will require a rethinking of the rules for customer premises equipment. The introduction of a variety of transmission technologies and network interfaces will require that incumbent local exchange carriers and entrants have the ability to deploy and manage equipment to terminate high-speed digital signals. This article presents a per... View full abstract»

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  • Risk analysis of residential broadband upgrade in a competitive and changing market

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):96 - 103
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    The article presents risk and techno-economic analyses of broadband access network upgrade strategies for public network operators and cable operators in a competitive environment in the residential and small business market. The effect of uncertainties in predictions of critical parameters such as demand forecasts and market shares are analyzed. The assessed technology options include broadband t... View full abstract»

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  • Relational databases create online publications

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):152 - 155
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    Relational databases that are accessible and updatable via the Internet afford Web designers many advantages over traditional HTML documents. The automatic interactive database approach (AIDA) to Web publishing eliminates old information, creates automatic links, and reduces memory requirements by using virtual HTML pages. The pages are consistent, reliable, and up to date View full abstract»

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  • Residential broadband Internet services and applications requirements

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):76 - 83
    Cited by:  Papers (26)  |  Patents (1)
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    Consumer interest in accessing the Internet for browsing the World Wide Web has exploded in the past two years. The current narrowband residential Internet access infrastructure using dial-up through the PSTN not only is too slow, but also leads to high service blocking probability. Hence, providing an “always-on” high-speed Internet access service has been viewed as the new killer app... View full abstract»

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  • Participant registration, validation, and key distribution for large-scale conferencing systems

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):130 - 134
    Cited by:  Papers (6)  |  Patents (1)
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    DiRK (Distributed Registration and Key distribution) is a technique that can be used in large-scale conferencing systems to handle participant registration, validation, and key distribution in a decentralized and distributed way. The basic idea is to distinguish active and passive participants in a conference session, and to have the active participants assist the session holder to register partic... View full abstract»

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  • Interactive multimedia services to residential users

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):61 - 68
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (12)
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    Despite the business risks involved in the introduction of digital video and interactive television, vigorous investments made by the telecommunication industries and content owners clearly demonstrate the belief that such services are going to happen. In this paper, a complete scenario for the provision of interactive multimedia services from the residential user's point of view is considered, fo... View full abstract»

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  • A quick tutorial on searching and evaluating Internet resources

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):142 - 145
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    Do you know the difference between Yahoo and AltaVista? Do all your friends and students know? If no, this tutorial is for you. It explains some basic concepts, understanding which makes life on the Internet much easier. Now that the Internet is moving into the general knowledge of everybody and is taught in schools, we need to find some general, underlying ideas of how to deal with it. Wiring sch... View full abstract»

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  • The (R)evolution of access networks for the information superhighway

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):104 - 112
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    Competition in deregulated telecommunication markets forces network operators to modernize their access networks-often called the “last mile” to the customer-to provide a mix of multimedia and traditional telecommunication services. Economics necessitate an evolutionary, step-by-step approach to migrate from the present access infrastructure-composed mainly of existing telephone networ... View full abstract»

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  • Elements of the emerging broadband information highway

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):84 - 91, 94
    Cited by:  Papers (9)  |  Patents (1)
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    General design considerations for the broadband information highway of the future are given in the context of interactive broadband services to the home. As potential precursors to this highway, the telephone, the Internet, and cable television networks are examined. Several emerging technologies are also examined as candidates for the future local subscriber loop. For the information highway, cla... View full abstract»

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  • From bookmark managers to distributed indexing: an evolutionary way to the next generation of search engines

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):146 - 151
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (9)
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    This article presents a system designed to substitute current centralized Internet search engines with a distributed indexing scheme in a gradual sequence of steps. The advantage of this transition process is that each of the steps is relatively simple and at the same time makes a significant contribution to the quality of the whole system, resulting in a system with remarkable properties. It is s... View full abstract»

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  • Interactive digital video networks: lessons from a commercial deployment

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):70 - 74
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (9)
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    Broadband networks are now being used in numerous trials throughout the world to provide interactive video services for residential customers. These trials and small-scale commercial deployments lack novel applications and services that make effective use of network capabilities and attract users to experiment with them. The rapid explosion of the Internet has also played a role in the current lac... View full abstract»

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