Information-Centric Networking (ICN): CCNx and NDN Terminology
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ICNRG                                                        B. Wissingh
Internet-Draft                                                       TNO
Intended status: Informational                                   C. Wood
Expires: May 5, 2020                     University of California Irvine
                                                            A. Afanasyev
                                        Florida International University
                                                                L. Zhang
                                                                    UCLA
                                                                 D. Oran
                                       Network Systems Research & Design
                                                             C. Tschudin
                                                     University of Basel
                                                        November 2, 2019

     Information-Centric Networking (ICN): CCNx and NDN Terminology
                    draft-irtf-icnrg-terminology-07

Abstract

   Information Centric Networking (ICN) is a novel paradigm where
   network communications are accomplished by requesting named content,
   instead of sending packets to destination addresses.  Named Data
   Networking (NDN) and Content-Centric Networking (CCNx) are two
   prominent ICN architectures.  This document provides an overview of
   the terminology and definitions that have been used in describing
   concepts in these two implementations of ICN.  While there are other
   ICN architectures, they are not part of the NDN and CCNx concepts and
   as such are out of scope for this document.  This document is a
   product of the Information-Centric Networking Research Group (ICNRG).

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  A Sketch of the Big Picture of ICN  . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Terms by category . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.1.  Generic terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.2.  Terms related to ICN Nodes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.3.  Terms related to the Forwarding plane . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.4.  Terms related to Packet Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     3.5.  Terms related to Name Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     3.6.  Terms related to Name Usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     3.7.  Terms related to Data-Centric Security  . . . . . . . . .  15
   4.  Semantics and Usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     4.1.  Data Transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     4.2.  Data Transport  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     4.3.  Lookup Service  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     4.4.  Database Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     4.5.  Remote Procedure Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     4.6.  Publish/Subscribe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   5.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   6.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   7.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     7.1.  Informational References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     7.2.  Bibliography  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
   Appendix A.  Acknowledgments  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
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