Subversion Over OpenNetInf and CCNx

Ahlgren, Bengt and Ohlman, Börje and Axelsson, Erik and Brown, Lars (2011) Subversion Over OpenNetInf and CCNx. In: 4th International Workshop on Architectures, Services and Applications for the Next Generation Internet (WASA-NGI-IV), October 4, 2011, Bonn, Germany.

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We describe experiences and insights from adapting the Subversion version control system to use the network service of two information-centric networking (ICN) prototypes: OpenNetInf and CCNx. The evaluation is done using a local collaboration scenario, common in our own project work where a group of people meet and share documents through a Subversion repository. The measurements show a performance benefit already with two clients in some of the studied scenarios, despite being done on un-optimised research prototypes. The conclusion is that ICN clearly is beneficial also for non mass-distribution applications. It was straightforward to adapt Subversion to fetch updated files from the repository using the ICN network service. The adaptation however neglected access control which will need a different approach in ICN than an authenticated SSL tunnel. Another insight from the experiments is that care needs to be taken when implementing the heavy ICN hash and signature calculations. In the prototypes, these are done serially, but we see an opportunity for parallelisation, making use of current multi-core processors.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ID Code:5158
Deposited By:Bengt Ahlgren
Deposited On:03 Feb 2012 09:54
Last Modified:03 Feb 2012 15:00

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