Information-Centric Networking (ICN): Terminology
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icnrg                                                        B. Wissingh
Internet-Draft                                                       TNO
Intended status: Informational                                   C. Wood
Expires: September 14, 2017              University of California Irvine
                                                            A. Afanasyev
                                                                L. Zhang
                                                                    UCLA
                                                                 D. Oran
                                       Network Systems Research & Design
                                                             C. Tschudin
                                                     University of Basel
                                                          March 13, 2017

           Information-Centric Networking (ICN): Terminology
                  draft-wissingh-icnrg-terminology-01

Abstract

   Information Centric Networking (ICN) is a new 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 (CCN) 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 projects.  While there are other ICN architectures, they are not
   part of the NDN and CCN vision and as such are out of scope for this
   document.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  A Sketch of the Big Picture of ICN  . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Terms by category . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.1.  Generic terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.2.  Terms related to Name Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.3.  Terms related to Name Usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.4.  Terms related to Data-Centric Security  . . . . . . . . .   8
     3.5.  ICN Node related terms  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     3.6.  Stateful forwarding plane related terms . . . . . . . . .  10
     3.7.  Specific solution related terms . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     3.8.  Uncategorized terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   4.  Semantics and Usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     4.1.  Data Transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     4.2.  Data Transport  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     4.3.  Lookup Service  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     4.4.  Database Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     4.5.  Remote Procedure Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   5.  Informational References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   Appendix A.  Acknowledgments  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15

1.  Introduction

   Information-centric networking (ICN) is an approach to evolve the
   Internet infrastructure from the existing host-centric design to a
   data-centric architecture where accessing data by name becomes the
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