Naming in Content-Oriented Architectures

TitleNaming in Content-Oriented Architectures
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsGhodsi, A., Koponen T., Rajahalme J., Sarolahti P., & Shenker S.
Other Numbers3387

There have been several recent proposals for content-oriented networkarchitectures whose underlying mechanisms are surprisinglysimilar in spirit, but which differ in many details. In this paperwe step back from the mechanistic details and focus only on thearea where the these approaches have a fundamental difference:naming. In particular, some designs adopt a hierarchical, human readablenames, whereas others use self-certifying names. Whendiscussing a network architecture, three of the most importantrequirements are security, scalability, and flexibility. In this paperwe examine the two different naming approaches in terms of thesethree basic goals.


This work was supported by TEKES as part of the Future Internet program of TIVIT (Finnish Strategic Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation in the field of ICT).

Bibliographic Notes

Proceedings of the ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Information-Centric Networking (ICN 2011), pp. 1-6, Toronto, ON, Canada

Abbreviated Authors

A. Ghodsi, T. Koponen, J. Rajahalme, P. Sarolahti, and S. Shenker

ICSI Research Group

Networking and Security

ICSI Publication Type

Article in conference proceedings