Multipath Forwarding Strategies and SDN Control for Named Data Networking

Mohammad Alhowaidi, Deepak Nadig, Byrav Ramamurthy, Brian Bockelman, David Swanson

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Abstract

Named Data Networking (NDN) proposes a contentcentric rather than a host-centric approach to data retrieval. Data packets with unique and immutable names are retrieved from a content store (CS) using Interest packets. The current NDN architecture relies on forwarding strategies that are dependent upon on-path caching and is therefore inefficient. This approach reduces data transfer efficiency by ignoring the cached content available on the adjacent off-path routers in the network. In this paper, we propose a novel distributed multipath (D-MP) forwarding strategy and enhancements to the NDN Interest forwarding pipeline. Furthermore, we develop a centralized SDNenabled control for the multipath forwarding strategy (S-MP) that distributes Interests efficiently by using the global knowledge of the NDN network states. We perform extensive evaluations of our proposed methods on an at-scale WAN testbed spanning six geographically separated sites. Our solutions outperform the existing NDN forwarding strategies by a significant margin. We show that the D-MP strategy results in performance gains ranging between 10.4x to 12.5x over the default NDN implementation without in-network caching, and gains of 12.2x to 18.4x with in-network caching. In addition, for the S-MP case, we demonstrate a performance improvement of 10.6x to 12.6x, and 12.9x to 18.5x, for with- and without in-network caching respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems, ANTS 2018
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781538681343
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2 2018
Event12th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems, ANTS 2018 - Indore, India
Duration: Dec 16 2018Dec 19 2018

Publication series

NameInternational Symposium on Advanced Networks and Telecommunication Systems, ANTS
Volume2018-December
ISSN (Print)2153-1684

Conference

Conference12th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems, ANTS 2018
CountryIndia
CityIndore
Period12/16/1812/19/18

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Wide area networks
Data transfer
Testbeds
Routers
networking
Pipelines
data exchange
Software defined networking
performance
efficiency
evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Communication

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Alhowaidi, M., Nadig, D., Ramamurthy, B., Bockelman, B., & Swanson, D. (2018). Multipath Forwarding Strategies and SDN Control for Named Data Networking. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems, ANTS 2018 [8710068] (International Symposium on Advanced Networks and Telecommunication Systems, ANTS; Vol. 2018-December). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ANTS.2018.8710068

Multipath Forwarding Strategies and SDN Control for Named Data Networking. / Alhowaidi, Mohammad; Nadig, Deepak; Ramamurthy, Byrav; Bockelman, Brian; Swanson, David.

2018 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems, ANTS 2018. IEEE Computer Society, 2018. 8710068 (International Symposium on Advanced Networks and Telecommunication Systems, ANTS; Vol. 2018-December).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Alhowaidi, M, Nadig, D, Ramamurthy, B, Bockelman, B & Swanson, D 2018, Multipath Forwarding Strategies and SDN Control for Named Data Networking. in 2018 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems, ANTS 2018., 8710068, International Symposium on Advanced Networks and Telecommunication Systems, ANTS, vol. 2018-December, IEEE Computer Society, 12th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems, ANTS 2018, Indore, India, 12/16/18. https://doi.org/10.1109/ANTS.2018.8710068
Alhowaidi M, Nadig D, Ramamurthy B, Bockelman B, Swanson D. Multipath Forwarding Strategies and SDN Control for Named Data Networking. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems, ANTS 2018. IEEE Computer Society. 2018. 8710068. (International Symposium on Advanced Networks and Telecommunication Systems, ANTS). https://doi.org/10.1109/ANTS.2018.8710068
Alhowaidi, Mohammad ; Nadig, Deepak ; Ramamurthy, Byrav ; Bockelman, Brian ; Swanson, David. / Multipath Forwarding Strategies and SDN Control for Named Data Networking. 2018 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems, ANTS 2018. IEEE Computer Society, 2018. (International Symposium on Advanced Networks and Telecommunication Systems, ANTS).
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