Postellation: a Lean and Deployable DTN Implementation


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Postellation Project

Postellation is an implementation of the Delay and Disruptive Tolerant Networks (DTN). It implements the Bundle Protocol[RFC5050] with the following design considerations:

  • Lean Bundle protocol implementation
    • → good for embedded systems
  • Smart HTTP proxy
    • → enabling Web/SOA application developers to use DTN “transparently”
  • Easy deployment of DTN networks
    • → enabling a much larger number of end-users to use DTN, develop a community, applications, ...

The name "Postellation" comes from the following semantics:

  • <post>ellation: 
    • Postal service is store and forward “network”
    • Has optional “custody”
  • post<ellation>:
    • Constellation => network