We are not quite there yet, but NASA has completed its first successful test of Disruption-Tolerant Networking, a new Internet protocol designed to be robust enough to cope with the rigors of inter-planetary communication. The test linked sites on Earth with Epoxi, a spacecraft that is currently around 20 million miles from Earth. So now if you want to get away from email you are going to have to run an awful lot further.

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  1. I wonder if it’s based on RFC1149 – IPoAC.

    A Standard for the Transmission of IP Datagrams on Avian Carriers

    Yes, it’s an April 1st RFC, but it has been tested and it works.

    It’s slow but has high redundancy.

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