|Nowadays the number of people who are using Internet is dramatically increasing. With no hesitation, it can be said that the Internet is indeed the most popular media of communication prevailing in the present world scenario. But many of the users are nowadays facing the problem of failure in maintaining the connection with the cyber world.
The prime reason for the problem is that in the existing technology of connection with the Internet, a client is connected to a server through a number of nodes which depends on each other to facilitate the flow of information. The problem with the existing technology is that, even if a single intermediate node malfunctions, the whole system collapses.
The solution to the problem is RAIN-Reliable Array Of Independent Nodes developed by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), in collaboration with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
RAIN technology was able to offer the solution by minimizing the number of nodes in the chain connecting the client and server and also by making the existing nodes more robust and independent of each other. Also RAIN technology provides the novel feature of replacing a faulty node by a healthy one there by avoiding the break in information flow. In effect with the aid of RAIN connection between a client and server can be maintained despite all the existing problems. Introduction
1.1 Back Ground-
The Internet is changing the way that people manage and access information. In the last five years, the amount of traffic on the Internet has been growing at an exponential rate. The World Wide Web has evolved from a hobbyists' toy to become one of the dominating media of our society. Ecommerce has grown past adolescence and multimedia content has come of age. Communication, computation and storage are converging to reshape the lives of everyone. Looking forward, this growth will continue for some time. The...