A multiaccess network of information

Konstantinos Pentikousis, Teemu Rautio

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The Network of Information (Netlnf), an information-centric approach to designing the Internet of the Future, aims at introducing the foundation concepts that allow users to create, distribute, and retrieve information using a common set of network infrastructure primitives without tying data to particular hosts. Netlnf is well suited for mobile communications and wireless content dissemination. One of the key aspects of Netlnf operation is its native capacity to take advantage of overlapping multiaccess environments and distributed in-network storage. This paper introduces Netlnf multiaccess operation taking cues from state-of-the-art peer-to-peer content distribution. In order to evaluate multiaccess operation in practice we consider the requirements and deployment environment for Netlnf, including a migration approach to adopting Netlnf concepts. We conduct measurements, specify the necessary signaling to enhance Bit Torrent operation over multiaccess, multi-domain networks and develop a prototype to explore the design space. The paper also introduces the Netlnf Notification Service. We present empirical results showing how multiaccess Netlnf can outperform current technologies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE International Symposium on "A World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks", WoWMoM 2010
Subtitle of host publicationMontreal, QC, Canada, 14-17 June 2010.
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4244-7265-9, 978-1-4244-7263-5
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication


  • Computer networks
  • Internetworking
  • Multiaccess
  • Multihoming
  • Network interfaces
  • Network of Information
  • Protocols
  • Wide/Local area networks


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