Provided by: Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
Date Added: Aug 2012
Today, the main usage of the Internet has become increasingly about content generation, sharing, retrieval and massive distribution. Widely used P2P applications, User-Generated Content (UGC) (e.g., Youtube, Flickr) and increasingly popular Social Networks make the Internet service model become more content-oriented than host-oriented as it has been this far. To match the Internet infrastructure to this service model, a new Internet architecture has been proposed under the generic name of Content-Centric networking (CCN, see also Nameddata Networking or NDN).