Route Discovery and Caching: A Way to Improve the Scalability of Information-Centric Networking

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Information Centric Networking (ICN) is a new paradigm in which the network layer provides users with content, instead of providing communication channels between hosts, and is aware of the name (or identifiers) of the contents. In this paper, the authors first describe what, they believe, are the main advantages and components of an ICN infrastructure; then they present an overall architecture for ICN, and then they focus on the main contribution of the paper, which is a route caching technique, designed to improve the scalability of the routing by name functionality.