Information-centric Networking: Evaluation and Security Considerations
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ICNRG                                                K. Pentikousis, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                                      EICT
Intended Status: Informational                                 B. Ohlman
Expires: September 12, 2016                                     Ericsson
                                                               E. Davies
                                                  Trinity College Dublin
                                                               S. Spirou
                                                        Intracom Telecom
                                                               G. Boggia
                                                     Politecnico di Bari
                                                          March 11, 2016

 Information-centric Networking: Evaluation and Security Considerations
               draft-irtf-icnrg-evaluation-methodology-04

Abstract

   This document presents a number of considerations regarding
   evaluating Information-centric Networking (ICN) and sheds some light
   on the impact of ICN on network security. It also surveys the
   evaluation tools currently available to researchers in the ICN area
   and provides suggestions regarding methodology and metrics. 

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2
   2.  Evaluation Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
     2.1.  Topology Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
     2.2.  Traffic Load . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
     2.3.  Choosing Relevant Metrics  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
       2.3.1.  Traffic Metrics  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
       2.3.2.  System Metrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
     2.4.  Resource Equivalence and Tradeoffs . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
   3.  ICN Security Aspects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
     3.1. Authentication  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
     3.2. Authorization, Access Control and Logging . . . . . . . . . 18
     3.3. Privacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
     3.4. Changes to the Network Security Threat Model  . . . . . . . 19
   4.  Evaluation Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
     4.1.  Open-source Implementations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
     4.2.  Simulators and Emulators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
       4.2.1.  ndnSIM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
       4.2.2.  ccnSIM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
       4.2.3.  Icarus simulator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
     4.3.  Experimental Facilities  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
       4.3.1.  Open Network Lab [ONL] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
       4.3.2.  POINT testbed  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
       4.3.3.  Asia Future Internet Forum testbed . . . . . . . . . . 24
   5.  Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
   6.  IANA Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
   7.  Acknowledgments  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
   8.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
   Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

1.  Introduction

 

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