Networking named content

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Event Communications of the ACM

Authors

Jacobson, Van
Smetters, Diana K.
Thornton, James D.
Plass, Michael F.
Briggs, Nicholas
Rebecca Braynard
Technical Publications
January 1st 2012
Current network use is dominated by content distribution and retrieval yet current networking protocols are designed for conversations between hosts. Accessing content and services requires mapping from the what that users care about to the network's where. We present Content-Centric Networking (CCN) which uses content chunks as a primitive---decoupling location from identity, security and access, and retrieving chunks of content by name. Using new approaches to routing named content, derived from IP, CCN simultaneously achieves scalability, security, and performance. We describe our implementation of the architecture's basic features and demonstrate its performance and resilience with secure file downloads and VoIP calls.

Citation

Jacobson, V.; Smetters, D. K.; Thornton, J. D.; Plass, M. F.; Briggs, N.; Braynard, R. Networking named content. Communications of the ACM. 2012 January; 55 (1): 117-124.

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