The NetInf Protocol

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Authors Dirk Kutscher  , Stephen Farrell  , Elwyn Davies 
Last updated 2013-08-14 (latest revision 2013-02-10)
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This document defines a conceptual protocol and corresponding node requirements for NetInf nodes in a NetInf network. A NetInf network offers an information-centric paradigm that supports the creation, location, exchange and storage of Named Data Objects (NDOs). NetInf nodes can provide different services to other NetInf nodes, e.g., forwarding requests for information objects, delivering corresponding response messages, name resolution services etc. This (abstract) protocol is intended to be run over some "convergence layer" that handles transport issues. Two "wire" formats are defined, one that uses HTTP for message transfer and one layered on UDP.


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