Uniform information with a hybrid naming (hn) scheme

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This document defines a hybrid naming scheme for unifying all kinds of information including resources, services and data. With many proposals of novel network architectures emerging, such as DONA, ICN, NDN, the location-based routing starts to transfer to the content-based ones. Currently, it is incompatible that many different information naming schemes are adopted in different network proposals, respectively, i.e. flat names in DONA, hierarchical names in NDN. The proposed naming scheme adopts a hybrid naming structure, which includes hierarchical component, flat component and attribute component. The hybrid naming (hn) scheme enables to identify different routing information uniformly, and provides many great advantages, such as high aggregation, limited length, suffix holes remission, fuzzy matching support and good compatibility with IPv4/IPv6, DONA and so on.


Hong-Ke Zhang (hkzhang@bjtu.edu.cn)
Wei Quan (weiquan@bjtu.edu.cn)
Jianfeng Guan (jfguan@bupt.edu.cn)
Changqiao Xu (cqxu@bupt.edu.cn)
Fei Song (fsong@bjtu.edu.cn)

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