A Survey of Information-Centric Networking

Ahlgren, Bengt and Dannewitz, Christian and Imbrenda, Claudio and Kutscher, Dirk and Ohlman, Börje (2012) A Survey of Information-Centric Networking. IEEE Communications Magazine, 50 (7). pp. 26-36. ISSN 0163-6804

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The information-centric networking (ICN) concept is a significant common approach of several Future Internet research activities. The approach leverages in-network caching, multi-party communication through replication, and interaction models decoupling senders and receivers. The goal is to provide a network infrastructure service that is better suited to today's use, in particular content distribution and mobility, and that is more resilient to disruptions and failures. The ICN approach is being explored by a number of research projects. We compare and discuss design choices and features of proposed ICN architectures, focussing on the following main components: named data objects, naming and security, API, routing and transport, and caching. We also discuss the advantages of the ICN approach in general.

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Deposited By:Bengt Ahlgren
Deposited On:28 Jan 2013 10:45
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