Visible to the public Managing the Evolution to Future Internet Architectures and Seamless Interoperation

TitleManaging the Evolution to Future Internet Architectures and Seamless Interoperation
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsJahanian, M., Chen, J., Ramakrishnan, K. K.
Conference Name2020 29th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN)
Date PublishedAug. 2020
ISBN Number978-1-7281-6607-0
Keywordsapplication-layer object resolution service, architectural island separation, clean slate, COIN, Collaboration, Computer architecture, computer network management, content retrieval, content-oriented interoperability framework, Encryption, Future Internet Architectures, Human Behavior, ICN, industrial automation, information-centric networking, information-centric networks, Internet, Internet architectures, internetworking, interoperability, IoT, IP networks, Logic gates, Metrics, MobilityFirst, NDN, network architecture, network management perspective, network servers, open systems, policy-based approach, Protocols, pubcrawl, resilience, Resiliency, seamless interoperation

With the increasing diversity of application needs (datacenters, IoT, content retrieval, industrial automation, etc.), new network architectures are continually being proposed to address specific and particular requirements. From a network management perspective, it is both important and challenging to enable evolution towards such new architectures. Given the ubiquity of the Internet, a clean-slate change of the entire infrastructure to a new architecture is impractical. It is believed that we will see new network architectures coming into existence with support for interoperability between separate architectural islands. We may have servers, and more importantly, content, residing in domains having different architectures. This paper presents COIN, a content-oriented interoperability framework for current and future Internet architectures. We seek to provide seamless connectivity and content accessibility across multiple of these network architectures, including the current Internet. COIN preserves each domain's key architectural features and mechanisms, while allowing flexibility for evolvability and extensibility. We focus on Information-Centric Networks (ICN), the prominent class of Future Internet architectures. COIN avoids expanding domain-specific protocols or namespaces. Instead, it uses an application-layer Object Resolution Service to deliver the right "foreign" names to consumers. COIN uses translation gateways that retain essential interoperability state, leverages encryption for confidentiality, and relies on domain-specific signatures to guarantee provenance and data integrity. Using NDN and MobilityFirst as important candidate solutions of ICN, and IP, we evaluate COIN. Measurements from an implementation of the gateways show that the overhead is manageable and scales well.

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