On inter-domain name resolution for information-centric networks

Konstantinos V. Katsaros*, Nikos Fotiou, Xenofon Vasilakos, Christopher N. Ververidis, Christos Tsilopoulos, George Xylomenos, George C. Polyzos

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Information-centric networking (ICN) is a paradigm that aims to better reflect current Internet usage patterns by focusing on information, rather than on hosts. One of the most critical ICN functionalities is the efficient resolution/location of information objects i.e., name resolution. The vast size of the information object namespace calls for a highly scalable and efficient name resolution approach. Currently proposed solutions either rely on a DHT structure, thus ensuring load balancing and scalability at the cost of inefficient routing, or on hierarchical structures, thus preserving routing efficiency at the cost of limited scalability. In this paper, we study in detail the tradeoff between state/signaling overhead versus routing efficiency for a generic name-resolution system based on a novel DHT scheme with enhanced routing properties, and compare it to DONA, an ICN architecture based on hierarchical resolution and routing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNETWORKING 2012 - 11th International IFIP TC 6 Networking Conference, Proceedings
Number of pages14
EditionPART 1
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jun 2012
Event11th International IFIP TC 6 Networking Conference, NETWORKING 2012 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 21 May 201225 May 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 1
Volume7289 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference11th International IFIP TC 6 Networking Conference, NETWORKING 2012
CountryCzech Republic


  • content-centric
  • future internet
  • named data
  • rendezvous

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