Distributed Autonomous Routing Protocol(DARP): Routing the internet, the right way.

NOIA | 02.22| 19

Regardless of what you use the internet for; we all wish for one thing, that the internet be faster! Gamer, routine surfer, content creator; every internet user wishes to move faster. Exchanging information as data packets, millions of internet users send billions of requests to the public internet every second. The internet is an overly populated network!

The current design employs certain means to handle these requests to ensure prompt and timely delivery of information shared by the internet users. The internet is under constant development. Current alternatives albeit masterpieces are still riddled by lags and intermittent runtime errors. These issues don’t actually arise because the internet of over-used; they arise because the internet structure is unable to handle these requests without sacrificing speed…and accuracy.

Data packet routing technologies direct the flow of these data packets as they are transferred to the recipients. Current routing technologies are unable to handle data overloads on a network without sacrificing speed in the process. The principal cause of internet lags, all thing being equal. Sacrificing speed sounds euphemistic, mainly because:

Syntropy (formerly NOIA) network introduces a rather unique way of handling data packet routing on the internet. One which rids the internet the risks of lags and data security breaches. Syntropy network utilizes the blockchain technology to develop a ‘smart’ routing protocol with blockchain level privacy and routing system guided by artificial intelligence algorithm to improve the data packet routing.

Named accordingly, the Distributed Autonomous Routing protocol employs a very clever algorithm to determine the fastest route through which a data packet could travel at a time. In contrast to the Border Gateway Protocol which simply selects the shortest route, DARP Protocol makes a couple of considerations before selecting the most favorable route (automatically) for the data travel.

DARP model by William NortonSource

To perform data transfer on the Syntropy network, the node sending the data first sends a ‘pulse packet’ to other available receiving routes (Nodes). Receiving the ‘pulse packet’; the node estimates their ‘one-way latency’. The ‘one-way latency’ is the relative delay in data transfer. The sending node receives the estimated one-way latency for each receiving node. This information enables it estimate the best (fastest) route for data transfer at that particular time.

Using the obtained one-way latency information and working with Syntropy’s Segment Routing and Software Defined Network technologies, the DARP transfers the data via the best route. A Software Defined Network brings agility and flexibility to a network. Through a centralized control console, a network engineer can direct traffic without needing to access individual switches in the network. This means that congested paths, or paths with low capacity and speed, can be bypassed and avoided in favor of available and underutilized paths, resulting in improved performance.

DARP’s technology creates a programmable internet as opposed to the ‘hardcoded’ internet currently provided by the Border Gateway Protocol.


The Distributed Autonomous Routing Protocol bears the extra burden for the internet. It adds an extra level of efficiency to the data transfer process and automates the most important stages of data transfer. In addition to improving greatly, the routing process and the internet speed, it fortifies the internet’s security…

On receiving the pulse packet and estimating their one-way latency, each node also automatically creates a public/private key pair in order to connect to another DARP node for later participation in a secure mesh network. These keys are propagated across the secure mesh thus enabling applications to dynamically create ad hoc VPNs and secure channels using these propagated public keys. If this DARP mesh network is adopted for traffic between content sources and sinks, one can envision a world in which in which all Internet traffic is encrypted and traverses the best possible path.

DARP’s technology not only makes the internet faster, it also makes it more secure for ‘very sensitive data’. An efficient and secure internet is unarguably a ‘perfect internet’. On official launch scheduled for March, 8th the Distributed Autonomous Routing Protocol and its provisions will be available for public use. Syntropy network is once again set to record another very important milestone!

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Distributed Autonomous Routing Protocol(DARP): Routing the internet, the right way. was originally published in Syntropy on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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