Network Coding for Content-Centric Networking / Named Data Networking: Requirements and Challenges
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Network Coding Research Group                               K. Matsuzono
Internet-Draft                                                 H. Asaeda
Intended status: Informational                                      NICT
Expires: September 2, 2020                                   C. Westphal
                                                                  Huawei
                                                           March 1, 2020

 Network Coding for Content-Centric Networking / Named Data Networking:
                      Requirements and Challenges
                    draft-irtf-nwcrg-nwc-ccn-reqs-03

Abstract

   This document describes the current research outcomes in Network
   Coding (NWC) for Content-Centric Networking (CCNx) / Named Data
   Networking (NDN), and clarifies the technical considerations and
   potential challenges for applying NWC in CCNx/NDN.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.1.  Definitions related NWC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.2.  Definitions related to CCNx/NDN . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   3.  CCNx/NDN Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   4.  NWC Basics  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   5.  Advantages of NWC and CCNx/NDN  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   6.  Technical Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     6.1.  Content Naming  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     6.2.  Transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       6.2.1.  Scope of NWC  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       6.2.2.  Consumer Operation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       6.2.3.  Router Operation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
       6.2.4.  Publisher Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
       6.2.5.  Backward Compatibility  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     6.3.  In-network Caching  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     6.4.  Seamless Consumer Mobility  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   7.  Challenges  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     7.1.  Adoption of Convolutional Coding  . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     7.2.  Rate and Congestion Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     7.3.  Security  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     7.4.  Routing Scalability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   8.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   9.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22

1.  Introduction

   Information-Centric Networking (ICN) in general, and Content-Centric
   Networking (CCNx) [16] or Named Data Networking (NDN) [18] in
   particular, have emerged as a novel communication paradigm advocating
   the retrieval of data based on their names.  This paradigm pushes
   content awareness into the network layer.  It is expected to enable
   consumers to obtain the content they desire in a straightforward and
   efficient manner from the heterogenous networks they may be connected
   to.  The CCNx/NDN architecture has introduced innovative ideas and
   has stimulated research in a variety of areas, such as in-network
   caching, name-based routing, multipath transport, content security.
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