[Ndn-interest] Named Data Networking (NDN) Project Monthly Newsletter for April 2015
josh at caida.org
Fri May 1 16:37:45 PDT 2015
Named Data Networking (NDN) Project Monthly Newsletter for April 2015
The NDN project team compiles and publishes this newletter monthly
to inform the community about recent activities, technical news,
meetings, publications, presentations, code releases, and upcoming
events. You can find these newsletters posted on the Named Data
Networking Project blog.
* PI Christos Papadopoulos presented "Named Data Networking in
Climate Research and HEP Applications"
at the 21st International Conference on Computing in High Energy
and Nuclear Physics (CHEP 2015). http://chep2015.kek.jp/
Additionally, a group from Imperial College London presented
"Possibilities for Named Data Networking in HEP"
whereby they built the NDN platform on Centos7 and built a custom
C++ application to provide repository services ("repose"). The
application is built against lib-ndncxx to connect it to NDN and
to backend filesystem libraries librados (part of Ceph) & libcurl
The backends serve files into the NDN namespace from either a
conventional POSIX filesystem, Ceph or HTTP source (currently
read-only client pending solution for authentication).
* PI Lixia Zhang visited Peking University (PKU) on April 23 where she
presented "Tackling the Challenge of Developing A New Internet
Architecture" followed by a long Q&A session. Lixia also visited
the Institute of Computer Network and Information System at PKU
to hear about their ongoing effort with NDN related research.
* PIs Jeff Burke and Lixia Zhang visited Tsinghua University on
April 24 to attend a mini-NDN workshop, organized by Prof. Dan
Pei, where professors and graduate students presented their NDN
1. Yet Another View on the Pending Interest Table. By Huichen Dai
2. Hop-adoptive Storage-forwarding Network. By Prof. Bin Liu
3. Transform HTTP to NDN: How does NDN support Web Content Delivery? By Zhaogeng Li
4. Adaptive NDN Video Delivery over WLAN. By Menghan Li
5. Adaptive NDN Forwarding through probing.
After the mini-workshop we discussed collaboration with Prof. Dan
Pei's group on the NDNFit project.
* Lixia Zhang participated in an IEEE INFOCOM 2015 Panel "What
Should the Future Internet be Centered: Information, Service,
Mobility, or User? (http://infocom2015.ieee-infocom.org/program/panels).
Many INFOCOM attendees showed interest in exploring research
topics in NDN design and development. Prof. Zhang's slides:
* At the Global Internet Symposium held adjacent to INFOCOM in Hong
Kong 27 April - 1 May, Alex Afanasyev presented, "SNAMP: Secure
Namespace Mapping to Scale NDN Forwarding" that applies a well-known
concept of Map-and-Encap to provide a simple and secure namespace
mapping solution to the scalability problem.
Alex also presented, "RepoSync: Combined Action Based and DataBased
Synchronization Model in Named Data Network."
* The NDN Testbed added a new node in Norway at the Norwegian
University of Science and Technology (NTNU) to bring the total
to 24 nodes. Currently, we have nodes in 9 different countries.
We have two additional approved nodes that we will add soon. You
can see the current status of the testbed at:
the real time bandwidth usage at: http://ndnmap.arl.wustl.edu/.
* We announced the release of version 0.2.0 of Named Data Link State
Routing Protocol (NLSR). Detailed release notes can be found at:
More information about NLSR, tutorials, installation and configuration
guides, and other useful resources are available on the official
webpage of NLSR: http://named-data.net/doc/NLSR/
* NDN-CPP Lite Release: New code has been added to NDN-CPP in GitHub
for NDN-CPP Lite, a light-weight C++ layer over the C language
core in NDN-CPP.
The main C++ API for NDN-CPP uses the Standard Library classes
to automatically manage memory. For data packet encoding, decoding
and network transport, the C++ API calls an inner core written
in pure C which does not make any assumptions about memory
management or support libraries. We developed NDN-CPP Lite for
low-power platforms such as the Arduino microcontroller that don't
support the C++ Standard Library or run-time info for exceptions,
like the C core, does not make assumptions about memory management
or support libraries. Details available on the web at
* We posted a new version of NdnCon
We do not yet recommend it as a reliable subsitute for existing
conferencing tools, however, we hope to soon satisfy the NDN NP
project's immediate needs (reliable audio prioritized over smooth
NDN PUBLICATIONS, PRESENTATIONS, and TECHNICAL REPORTS
* A. Afanasyev, C. Yi, L. Wang, B. Zhang, and L. Zhang, "SNAMP:
Secure Namespace Mapping to Scale NDN Forwarding" presented at
18th IEEE Global Internet Symposium, April 2015.
* W. Shi and A. Afanasyev, "RepoSync: Combined Action-Based and
Data-Based Synchronization Model in Named Data Network," in
Proceedings of 18th IEEE Global Internet Symposium (GI 2015),
* S. Shannigrahi, A. Barczuk, C. Papadopoulos, A. Sim, I. Monga,
H. Newman, J. Wu, and E. Yeh, "Named Data Networking in Climate
Research and HEP Applications", presented at the 21st International
Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics
(CHEP2015), Okinawa Japan, April 2015.
* A. Afanasyev, "ICN Packet Format Design Requirements" presented
at Information-Centric Networking Research Group (ICNRG) Interim
Meeting Dallas, TX, March 22, 2015.
* NDN TR-29 Yingdi Yu, "Public Key Management in Named Data Networking"
proposing the new NDN certificate format and design and discusses
several approaches to certificate service and revocation in NDN.
* NDN TR-30 Yingdi Yu, "Athena: A Configurable Validation Framework
For NDN Applications" that proposes Athena, a configurable
validation framework to support automated data authentication.
The paper defines a policy language Guardian to help security
experts specify a variety of trust models in a convenient way.
* Our NDN Seminar series continued during April. These seminars
are internally focused. We usually hold these seminars on Wednesday
from 2-3p (PST). So, if you would like to be included in the NDN
Seminars, please contact Jongdeog Lee <jlee700 at illinois.edu> for
the most up-to-date information regarding upcoming seminars.
April 1: Yanbiao Li presented "NDN Remote Registration"
April 15: Alex Afanasyev presented "SNAMP: Secure Namespace
Mapping to Scale NDN Forwarding"
* Collaborators at the University of Basil announced "The Content
Name Collection" that hosts open content-name datasets in various
formats and sizes. Have a look at http://www.icn-names.net/
and feel free to use and manipulate the datasets for your research!
For more information about the Named Data Networking (NDN) Project
please visit http://www.named-data.net/.
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