NDNTP: A Named Data Networking Time Protocol

Abderrahmen Mtibaa, Spyridon Mastorakis

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Named Data Networking (NDN) architectural features, including multicast data delivery, stateful forwarding, and in-network data caching, have shown promise for applications such as video streaming and file sharing. However, collaborative applications, requiring multi-producer participation, introduce new NDN design challenges. in this article, we highlight these challenges in the context of the Network Time Protocol (NTP) and one of its most widely-used deployments for NTP server discovery, the NTP pool project. We discuss the design requirements for the support of NTP and NTP pool and present general directions for the design of a time synchronization protocol over NDN, called Named Data Networking Time Protocol (NDNTP).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number9183764
Pages (from-to)235-241
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Network
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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