By Van Jacobson, Diana K. Smetters, James D. Thornton, Michael Plass, Nick Briggs, Rebecca Braynard
Communications of the ACM,
Vol. 55 No. 1, Pages 117-124
Current network use is dominated by content distribution and retrieval yet current networking protocols are designed for conversations between hosts. We present Content-Centric Networking which uses content chunks as a primitive — decoupling location from identity, security and access, and retrieving chunks of content by name.
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