Topology-aware content-centric networking

Xinggong Zhang, Tong Niu, Feng Lao, Zongming Guo
2013 Computer communication review  
Making data the first class entity, Information-Centric Networking (ICN) replaces conventional host-to-host model with content sharing model. However, the huge amount of content and the volatility of replicas cached across the Internet pose significant challenges for addressing content only by name. In this paper, we propose a topology-aware namebased routing protocol which combines the benefits of locationoriented routing and content-centric routing together. We adopt a URL-like naming scheme,
more » ... which defines register locations and content identifier. Node with copies sends Register messages towards a register using location-oriented routing protocols. All en-path routers record forwarding entries in forwarding table (FIB) as the "bread crumb" to this content. Following the bread crumb, routers know the "best" topology path to the available copies. An Interest is either forwarded towards a "known" copy by the content identifier, or towards the register nodes where it would find the bread crumb to the "best" copies. Compared with the existing flooding or name resolution methods, Our design shows a good potential in terms of scalability, availability and overhead.
doi:10.1145/2534169.2491729 fatcat:ydmxt54mijfxtlluzeuywb2bcq