The HEART BEACON CYCLE
 

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IDMaps is a global internet host distance estimation service that provides distance information used by SONAR / HOPS query / reply service. IDMaps meaures and disseminates internet wide distance information to for example, Distributed Autonomous Virtual Organizations DAVOS. Higher level services for example at the macro-cycle level collect distance information to build a virtual distance map of internet by estimating distance between any IP address pair.  Location is achieved through use of triangulation Distance information adjusts to “permanent” topology changes e.g., splits, joins, adds, moves, drops, merges in lieu of formal merger / acquisition. IDMaps assists Network Time Protocol (NTP) servers establish long term peering relationships. Distance Metrics focus is on latency (e.g., round-trip delay) and where possible, bandwidth. Stochastic harmonization is improved through use of firefly inspired algorithms that strive to achieve synchronization in a cloud matched with the closest matching heartbeat snapshot cycle interval. Read about IDMaps / SonarHops here

READ ABOUT THE NAMED DATA NETWORK Next Generation Internet HERE   http://named-data.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/NFD-developer-guide.pdf