Date Added: Nov 2012
The Internet has evolved from an academic network to a broad commercial platform and become an integral and indispensable part of the people daily life, economic operation, and society over forty years. However, many technical and non-technical challenges have emerged during this process. In order to address these challenges, the authors analyze the three features - pervasiveness, heterogeneity and intelligence that the future Internet possesses, and present a novel problem-solving metric for future Internet routing which can intelligently deal with the application requirements that current Internet cannot meet. The new routing metric possesses the capability of both Store-and-forward and service provider, the latter of which is introduced by them innovatively.