I’m writing this article on 3rd of September 2017 and am hoping that you read this before I write. No. You’ve read it correct. I know it because I’m writing it from future. Let me explain.
It all started at IETF (Internet Engineers Task Force) who standardize and develop internet related protocols like IPv4, IPv6, BGP etc. This became possible after a particular RFC 6921 was released in 2013. Here is the abstract from that RFC:
We are approaching the time when we will be able to communicate faster than the speed of light. It is well-known that as we approach the speed of light, time slows down. Logically, it is reasonable to assume that as we go faster than the speed of light, time will reverse. The major consequence of this for Internet protocols is that packets will arrive before they are sent. This will have a major impact on the way we design Internet protocols. This paper outlines some of the issues and suggests some directions for additional analysis of these issues.
It took 4 years for the technology to mature and here I’m able to publish an article which I’m yet to write because of advancement in FTL communication (Faster Than Light communication). Because of it almost all the protocols were re-written to suite this form of communication. For instance when you use PING to troubleshoot the network you end up getting the result first even before the packet could go out of your computer. Even before a link failure could occur the STP uses a special FTL-BPDU to re-converge hence rendering RSTP useless. Even before you could dial for your friend your friend’s call gets connected to you hence saving time and making all those ringing and call waiting protocols useless, thanks to FTL-PBR protocol (Faster than light – Pick before ring) implemented by phone companies.
There are some cases where use of this technology is banned. For instance it is mandatory to live stream a Cricket match or any sport being played as FTL steaming would make it possible for people to know the result of the match beforehand.
Overall this form of communication is sure to change how Networking professionals or people in Information technology work as more and more people start using FTL communication.
Since most of you reading this article are ambitious and aspiring Network and System administrators, I know you are going to have a lot of question. Please refer to the links below for more details.
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– Till then, Cheers!
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