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Deployment Considerations for Information-Centric Networking (ICN)

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Authors Akbar Rahman , Dirk Trossen , Dirk Kutscher , Ravi Ravindran
Last updated 2018-01-15
Replaced by draft-irtf-icnrg-deployment-guidelines
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Information-Centric Networking (ICN) is now reaching technological maturity after many years of fundamental research and experimentation. This document provides a number of deployment considerations in the interest of helping the ICN community move forward to the next step of live deployments. First, the major deployment configurations for ICN are described including the key overlay and underlay approaches. Then proposed deployment migration paths are outlined to address major practical issues such as network and application migration. Next, selected ICN trial experiences are summarized. Finally, protocol areas that require further standardization are identified to facilitate future interoperable ICN deployments.


Akbar Rahman
Dirk Trossen
Dirk Kutscher
Ravi Ravindran

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