Chapter 1

Introducing Network Algorithmics

What really makes it an invention is that someone decides not to change the solution to a known problem, but to change the question.

—DEAN KAMEN

Just as the objective of chess is to checkmate the opponent and the objective of tennis is to win matches, the objective of the network algorithmics game is to battle networking implementation bottlenecks.

Beyond specific techniques, this book distills a fundamental way of crafting solutions to internet bottlenecks that we call network algorithmics. This provides the reader tools to design different implementations for specific contexts and to deal with new bottlenecks that will undoubtedly arise in the changing world of networks.

So what is network algorithmics? ...

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