[Ndn-interest] [EXT]Re: Questions about how to carry data package in interest package

Pengyuan Zhou zpymyyn at gmail.com
Tue Jun 30 05:25:50 PDT 2020

Hi Junxiao,

Thank you, wow this looks neat. I haven’t followed ICN/NDN for several years and didn’t know so many improvements have been made.
Thank you for the info and previous discussions.


> On 30 Jun 2020, at 14.40, Junxiao Shi <shijunxiao at email.arizona.edu> wrote:
> Hi Pengyuan
> What you are looking for is Named Function Networking. 
> http://conferences2.sigcomm.org/acm-icn/2017/files/tutorial-ndn-ccnlite-riot/9-NFN.pdf <http://conferences2.sigcomm.org/acm-icn/2017/files/tutorial-ndn-ccnlite-riot/9-NFN.pdf>
> You still don’t need to embed data into Interests.
> Instead, both the command (lambda function)  and input data are published as Data packets.
> To execute a function, you send an Interest that names the result, whose parameters carry the names of command and input data.
> The network will find a middle box execute the command, which includes retrieving the input data by name.
> Yours, Junxiao
> On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 12:22 Pengyuan Zhou via Ndn-interest <ndn-interest at lists.cs.ucla.edu <mailto:ndn-interest at lists.cs.ucla.edu>> wrote:
> External Email
> Hi, Prof. Lixia,
> Ya I agree that idea opposites the inherent nature of Interest Packet.
> Still, can't help thinking if it can provide some interesting extended feature for ICN in general.
> Imagine if Interest Packet can carry user-defined command data and pull data that needs processing to a middlebox, 
> and process the data right there with the command data. 
> It can end up with providing a openflow-ish in-network processing feature based on content names.
> Just brainstorming.
> BR

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