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FTP to Jupiter, surfing on Mars.

Vint Cerf, one of the original designers of what we now call the Internet, has been working with NASA and some other contractors on technologies that would extend our network connectivity to the stars.  The DTN or Delay Tolerant Network design that they are working on would allow for the extreme network latency that would be incurred by radio transmissions between planets.

And you think the delay on Dial-up internet is bad...



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