Content-Peering Dynamics of Autonomous Caches in a Content-Centric Network
A future content-centric Internet would likely consist of Autonomous Systems (ASes) just like today's Internet. It would thus be a network of interacting cache networks, each of them optimized for local performance. To understand the influence of interactions between autonomous cache networks, in this paper the authors consider ASes that maintain peering agreements with each other for mutual benefit, and engage in content-level peering to leverage each others' cache contents. They propose a model of the interaction and the coordination between the caches managed by peering ASes.