Summary: Networking Named Content
October 13, 2009
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Networking Named Content
Van Jacobson Diana K. Smetters James D. Thornton Michael F. Plass
Nicholas H. Briggs Rebecca L. Braynard
Palo Alto Research Center
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Network use has evolved to be dominated by content distribution
and retrieval, while networking technology still speaks only of con-
nections between hosts. Accessing content and services requires
mapping from the what that users care about to the network's where.
We present Content-Centric Networking (CCN) which treats con-
tent as a primitive decoupling location from identity, security and
access, and retrieving content by name. Using new approaches to
routing named content, derived heavily from IP, we can simulta-