An Architecture for Content Routing Support in the Internet

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The primary use of the Internet is content distribution the delivery of web pages, audio, and video to client applications yet the Internet was never architected for scalable content delivery. The result has been a proliferation of proprietary protocols and ad hoc mechanisms to meet growing content demand. In this paper, authors describe a content routing design based on name-based routing as part of an explicit Internet content layer. Authors claim that this content routing is a natural extension of current Internet directory and routing systems, allows efficient content location, and can be implemented to scale with the Internet.