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IP protocol suite extensions to support CONET Information Centric Networking

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
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Authors Andrea Detti , Stefano Salsano , Nicola Blefari-Melazzi
Last updated 2013-12-22 (Latest revision 2013-06-20)
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The Information Centric Networking (ICN) paradigm shifts the focus of networking from providing connections between hosts to efficiently providing content to the users. The work on ICN has traditionally been performed looking at "clean-slate" solutions which aims to replace IP with a new paradigm. On the other hand, in this memo we propose an "integration" approach to Information Centric Networking, i.e. we extend the IP protocol suite by defining a new IP Protocol type (CONET). Then we propose two ways of carring ICN related information in IP packets, one uses a new IP Option (both for IPv4 and IPv6), the other one only relies on the IP payload. The ICN related information is used by network nodes and end nodes to support networking based on content rather than (or better in addition to) end-point addresses.


Andrea Detti
Stefano Salsano
Nicola Blefari-Melazzi

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