Benefits of RINA

As a consequence of its structure, many capabilities supported by RINA are accommodated without specific mechanisms. As one would expect in a complete architecture, so-called middleboxes are unnecessary, and so-called ``layer violations" do not exist.

Network Structure Enhancements

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The RINA architecture possesses features that intrinsically solves long-standing networking problems. Most notably, the repeating structure of its distributed IPC model allows it to scale indefinitely, thus it avoids current problems of growing routing tables, and supports features such as multihoming and mobility, with little or no cost. Furthermore, RINA views each DIF as a ``private" network thus it offers intrinsic security features.

Economic Efficiency

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The distributed IPC model creates the robust feedback needed for a healthy marketplace. Each DIF can be configured to not only provide the traditional services of lower networking layers but also application-support services. This removes the barrier created by the Transport Layer in the current Internet, opening potential new markets for ISPs to provide IPC services directly to their customers, leveraging their expertise in resource management of lower layers and creating new competition with ``host" providers.


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