Date Added: Feb 2011
Since Internet routers are not aware of the contents being forwarded, the same content file is often delivered multiple times inefficiently. Similarly, users cannot exploit a nearby copy of the content of interest unless the content file is serviced by costly content delivery networks. Prior studies on the content-aware routing for efficient content delivery suffer from the scalability problem due to a large number of contents. The authors propose a scalable content routing, dubbed SCAN, which can exploit nearby and multiple content copies for the efficient delivery. SCAN exchanges the information of the cached contents using Bloom filter. Compared with IP routing, SCAN can offer reduced delivery latency, reduced traffic volume, and load balancing among links.