[ndnSIM] [EXT] consumer's data forwarding capability

sangita...... sangita.engg at gmail.com
Fri Sep 24 00:58:23 PDT 2021

Hi Junxiao,

Thanks for the explanation. It clears my doubt.

Thanks and best regards,

On Thu, Sep 23, 2021, 17:22 Junxiao Shi <shijunxiao at email.arizona.edu>

> Hi Sangita
> A *consumer* is just an application and does not have caching capability.
> A *consumer node* includes a forwarder and a consumer application.
> The forwarder may cache Data packets.
> If it receives an Interest that matches a cached Data packet, it may
> respond to the Interest with that Data.
> This works the same as any other forwarder.
> In a wired network, there is generally no FIB entry pointing to the
> consumer node, and hence no Interest would go there.
> For the cache there to be useful, someone has to forward the Interest to
> them.
> In my dissertation http://hdl.handle.net/10150/625652 , Section 4.4.2
> described one such mechanism to do so.
> Yours, Junxiao
> On Thu, Sep 23, 2021, 10:47 sangita...... via ndnSIM <
> ndnsim at lists.cs.ucla.edu> wrote:
>> *External Email*
>> Hi,
>> I have a doubt regarding the role of the consumer.
>> If consumer A is given the caching capability and it stores some data,
>> does it forward this data to consumer B if  A  receives such interest from
>> B?
>> Thanks and Regards,
>> Sangita
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