Multipath Forwarding Strategies and SDN Control for Named Data Networking

Mohammad Alhowaidi, Deepak Nadig, Byrav Ramamurthy, Brian Bockelman, David Swanson

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Abstract

Named Data Networking (NDN) proposes a contentcentric rather than a host-centric approach to data retrieval. Data packets with unique and immutable names are retrieved from a content store (CS) using Interest packets. The current NDN architecture relies on forwarding strategies that are dependent upon on-path caching and is therefore inefficient. This approach reduces data transfer efficiency by ignoring the cached content available on the adjacent off-path routers in the network. In this paper, we propose a novel distributed multipath (D-MP) forwarding strategy and enhancements to the NDN Interest forwarding pipeline. Furthermore, we develop a centralized SDNenabled control for the multipath forwarding strategy (S-MP) that distributes Interests efficiently by using the global knowledge of the NDN network states. We perform extensive evaluations of our proposed methods on an at-scale WAN testbed spanning six geographically separated sites. Our solutions outperform the existing NDN forwarding strategies by a significant margin. We show that the D-MP strategy results in performance gains ranging between 10.4x to 12.5x over the default NDN implementation without in-network caching, and gains of 12.2x to 18.4x with in-network caching. In addition, for the S-MP case, we demonstrate a performance improvement of 10.6x to 12.6x, and 12.9x to 18.5x, for with- and without in-network caching respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems, ANTS 2018
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781538681343
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2 2018
Event12th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems, ANTS 2018 - Indore, India
Duration: Dec 16 2018Dec 19 2018

Publication series

NameInternational Symposium on Advanced Networks and Telecommunication Systems, ANTS
Volume2018-December
ISSN (Print)2153-1684

Conference

Conference12th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems, ANTS 2018
CountryIndia
CityIndore
Period12/16/1812/19/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Communication

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    Alhowaidi, M., Nadig, D., Ramamurthy, B., Bockelman, B., & Swanson, D. (2018). Multipath Forwarding Strategies and SDN Control for Named Data Networking. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems, ANTS 2018 [8710068] (International Symposium on Advanced Networks and Telecommunication Systems, ANTS; Vol. 2018-December). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ANTS.2018.8710068