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Networking Named Content

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

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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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