Resilience - Autonomous network

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The SAFE Network is a resilient and autonomous network. There are many factors that have an impact on a network's performance and its ability to adapt to a changing environment. These factors have to be assessed and handled without the intervention of humans or large server systems.

The requirements of the resilient SAFE Network are as follows:

  • Cryptographically secured
  • A system of guaranteed Vault identification
  • A peer-to-peer (P2P) network that is very accurate and can guarantee Vault proximity to any address
  • Ensure home routers are able to allow connections both ways (NAT traversal)
  • A mechanism where users can prove they have provided resources
  • A mechanism of resource measurement and reward
  • Dealing with very high levels of churn (computers going off and on, potentially staying off)
  • The power to remove any administrative requirement

By meeting all these requirements the SAFE Network is able to support a network that can adapt quickly and automatically to hostile network environments, such as the Internet.