Information-Centric Networking: Baseline Scenarios (RFC7476)
Original Publication Date: 2015-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-Mar-14
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
K. Pentikousis: AUTHOR [+9]
Information-centric networking (ICN) marks a fundamental shift in communications and networking. In contrast with the omnipresent and very successful host-centric paradigm, which is based on perpetual connectivity and the end-to-end principle, ICN changes the focal point of the network architecture from the end host to "named information" (or content, or data). In this paradigm, connectivity may well be intermittent. End-host and in-network storage can be capitalized upon transparently, as bits in the network and on storage devices have exactly the same value. Mobility and multiaccess are the norm, and anycast, multicast, and broadcast are natively supported.
Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) K. Pentikousis, Ed.
Request for Comments: 7476 EICT
Category: Informational B. Ohlman
ISSN: 2070-1721 Ericsson
Universidade de Aveiro
Politecnico di Bari
Queen Mary, University of London
Trinity College Dublin
Information-Centric Networking: Baseline Scenarios
This document aims at establishing a common understanding about a set of scenarios that can be used as a base for the evaluation of different information-centric networking (ICN) approaches so that they can be tested and compared against each other while showcasing their own advantages. Towards this end, we review the ICN literature and document scenarios which have been considered in previous performance evaluation studies. We discuss a variety of aspects that an ICN solution can address. This includes general aspects, such as, network efficiency, reduced complexity, increased scalability and reliability, mobility support, multicast and caching performance, real-time communication efficien...