[Ndn-interest] NDN-friendly Mobility solutions

Muhammad Hosain Abdollahi Sabet M.AbdollahiSabet at mail.sbu.ac.ir
Sat Feb 14 09:22:25 PST 2015

Thank you so much for answering.
Actually it struck my mind that "it" is unclear, which I'm sorry for the ambiguity. The second one was the closest one. I meant: "Is the solution for producer-side mobility clear enough that there hasn't been real attempt about it?
I'll be absolutely glad to help. ?As far as I understand we have another paradigm shifting again in some mobility application scenarios like mobile caller-callee. NDN shifts networking from host-centric(point to point) to a content-centric architecture. And now we want to make point to point connection overlay of NDN. Right? So I think using some IP-like producer mobility solutions is not avoidable. On the other hand some of NDN features like being broadcast finendly which is referred to in "A New Perspective in Mobility Support'' as a suggestion, isn't practical in large scale because of producing heavy overhead of controlling data(specially in hard-state mode). Furthermore, hierarchical naming brings some location dependency, and maybe we need some conventions in this field, in which network can approximate location of endpoint while pinpointing location of endpoint can be postponed to last steps.
I just listed some of the challenges I faced till now. I'll be grateful to know your opinion about them.

Thanks again,

-----Original Message-----
From: Lixia Zhang [mailto:lixia at cs.ucla.edu]
Sent: Fri 2/13/2015 8:26 PM
To: Muhammad Hosain Abdollahi Sabet
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Subject: Re: [Ndn-interest] NDN-friendly Mobility solutions

> On Feb 12, 2015, at 2:16 PM, Muhammad Hosain Abdollahi Sabet <M.AbdollahiSabet at mail.sbu.ac.ir> wrote:
> Hello everyone.
> I've been studying NDN for a couple of months now. For supporting mobility in environments without any clear infrastructure and topology like MANET (VANET in particular), it's been developing like a charm. But as far as I've learned, it's producer-side mobility support in large scales still has some serious challenges, particularly in scenarios like mobile caller-callee. And as "A New Perspective on Mobility Support" has reported, none of the proposed solutions(Proxy based, Rendezvous point based, ...) seems to have a NDN-likely technique. I'm eager to work on it as my B.S thesis. But the problem is, when I look at the ICN workshops, conferences, articles, posters, demos and etc, I cannot find real attempts on this(unless Kite I may say). Not that I've seen for example about Routing or Security. And now I'm wondering: Is it really that clear?! Maybe you can guide me to a vision I don't have.
> Thanks,
> Sabet


thanks for your msg. I wonder what you meant by "Is it really that clear?!".
If you are asking whether it is clear that NDN can offer superior mobility support than TCP/IP, then you know the answer is YES, right?
If you are asking whether mobile producer solutions have been fully developed: it is still being developed, hence the need for your effort on this problem.  We *are* developing solutions, first for specific application scenarios, which help us understand how to provide general solutions.
If you are asking for examples of routing solutions: I'm sure you've seen NLSR work as an example; we are also actively working on hyperbolic routing as potential long term directly.
For security, you may look into recent NDN retreat which focused on security solution development.


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