Information-centric Networking: Evaluation Methodology
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ICNRG                                                K. Pentikousis, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                                      EICT
Intended Status: Informational                                 B. Ohlman
Expires: January 7, 2016                                        Ericsson
                                                               E. Davies
                                                  Trinity College Dublin
                                                               S. Spirou
                                                        Intracom Telecom
                                                               G. Boggia
                                                     Politecnico di Bari
                                                            July 6, 2015

         Information-centric Networking: Evaluation Methodology
               draft-irtf-icnrg-evaluation-methodology-02

Abstract

   This document surveys the evaluation tools currently available to
   researchers in the information-centric networking (ICN) area and
   provides suggestions regarding methodology and metrics.  Finally,
   this document sheds some light on the impact of ICN on network
   security.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2
   2.  Evaluation Methodology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
     2.1.  ICN Simulators and Testbeds  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
       2.1.1.  CCN and NDN  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
       2.1.2.  Publish/Subscribe Internet Architecture  . . . . . . .  6
       2.1.3.  NetInf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
       2.1.4.  COMET  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
       2.1.5.  Experimental Facility Testing  . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
     2.2.  Topology Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     2.3.  Traffic Load . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
     2.4.  Choosing Relevant Metrics  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
       2.4.1.  Traffic Metrics  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
       2.4.2.  System Metrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
     2.5.  Resource Equivalence and Tradeoffs . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
   3.  ICN Security Aspects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
     3.1. Authentication  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
     3.2. Authorization, Access Control and Statistics  . . . . . . . 21
     3.3. Privacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
     3.4. Changes to the Network Security Threat Model  . . . . . . . 22
   4.  Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
   5.  IANA Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
   6.  Acknowledgments  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
   7.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
   Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

1.  Introduction

   As discussed in [RFC7476], the development phase that information-
   centric networking (ICN) is going through, and the plethora of
   approaches to tackle the hardest problems, make this a very active
   and growing research area but, on the downside, it also makes it more
 

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