[ndnSIM] Change an Interest Packet in App

Julian Wulfheide ju.wulfheide at gmail.com
Mon Nov 24 02:23:15 PST 2014

Hi Alex,
again thank you very much for you help. Much appreciated!

I have a ndnSim App (MyApp) that is deployed on some nodes in my
network. I want interest packets that passed nodes with this app
(those nodes also have to forward the packet to the app) to be marked.
Marked packets will not be forwarded to the App on other nodes.

In principle I now see how that can be implemented in the routing
strategy. But for that I would have to be able to see what App sits
"behind" a face in the ForwardingStrategy::DoPropagateInterest(...),
right? I would need something like this:

  BOOST_FOREACH (const fib::FaceMetric &metricFace,
pitEntry->GetFibEntry ()->m_faces.get<fib::i_metric> ())
      if (metricFace.GetStatus () == fib::FaceMetric::NDN_FIB_RED) //
all non-read faces are in the front of the list

      if (MyApp sits behind metricFace AND interest is not already marked)
        TrySendOutInterest (inFace, metricFace.GetFace (), interest, pitEntry))
      else if (!TrySendOutInterest (inFace, metricFace.GetFace (),
interest, pitEntry))


I am able to check if the metricFace is an AppFace. But that does not
allow me to handle MyApp individually.

Best, Julian

On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 2:28 AM, Alex Afanasyev
<alexander.afanasyev at ucla.edu> wrote:
> Hi Julian,
> It depends on what exactly you want to do.  When you do anything within an application, you're dealing with the final copy of the Interest, which will never be forwarded anywhere.  So, even if the Interest wasn't marked const, none of your updates would be effective during forwarding.
> You may want to update custom fields inside the forwarding strategy, before the Interest is actually forwarded.
> ---
> Alex
>> On Nov 19, 2014, at 9:02 AM, Julian Wulfheide <ju.wulfheide at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have an App in which I want to mark an Interest packet before it is forwarded.
>> So I added a new field to the Interest packet as describe here:
>> http://www.lists.cs.ucla.edu/pipermail/ndnsim/2013-December/001046.html
>> I was hoping I could now just alter the Interest packet with something
>> like interest->SetXXX(Y) in my
>> MonitorApp::OnInterest (Ptr<const ndn::Interest> interest)
>> but I just now realized that it is constant. What would be the
>> recommended way of "marking" a packet while it is being forwarded to
>> its destination?
>> Thanks!
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