[Ndn-interest] Design choice: naming scheme or packet payload?

Junxiao Shi shijunxiao at email.arizona.edu
Fri Feb 24 21:21:56 PST 2017

Hi Scott

Neither Name nor MetaInfo should be modified on intermediate nodes.
Instead, hop-by-hop information can appear as NDNLPv2 headers.
NDNLP is a link protocol for NDN, specifically designed for carrying
hop-by-hop information. You may find more information about NDNLPv2 on

Yours, Junxiao

On Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 2:14 PM, <scott1091 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Thanks for accepting my request.
> I am working on a NDN forwarding strategy and consumer/producer
> applications on ndnSIM. Assuming that there are multiple paths from the
> consumer to a data source, the goal is to improve data delivery based on
> cross-layer information from the network, so the consumer can select the
> best face to send the following Interest packets based on number of hops,
> node ID, throughput, round-trip delay, and geographical location.
> I see two possible ways to implement that:
> 1. Insert the cross layer information direct in the packet payload
>     Every node along the path would have to update the packet payload or
> meta data accordingly, and the producer would insert its coordinates.
>     The consumer can then select which face to send the following
> Interests based on throughput, or distance to content source, or path with
> less hops, etc.
>     Since the NDN architecture doesn't allow the payload to be modified,
> intermediate nodes would have to create a copy of the packets. Can I use
> MetaInfo field?
> 2. Design a naming scheme (more common in the literature)
>     Use a naming scheme to accomodate that. For instance the Interest
> packet would be /<desired_content>/<hop_count>/<+node_id> and the data
> packet would be something like /<content>/<hop_count>/<lat_long>/<node_id1
> + node_id2 + ... + node_idN>, where node_id1-N refers to the nodes along
> the path.
> Are the two implementations feasible? Could you comment on the recommended
> way to use information from the network in the forwarding decision?
> Thank you!
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