Title: Distributed software defined information centric networking

Authors: Rihab Jmal; Lamia Chaari Fourati

Addresses: Laboratory of Technologies for Smart Systems (LT2S), Digital Research Center of Sfax, B.P. 275, Sfax, Tunisia; Sfax University, 3021 Sfax, Tunisia ' Laboratory of Technologies for Smart Systems (LT2S), Digital Research Center of Sfax, B.P. 275, Sfax, Tunisia; Sfax University, 3021 Sfax, Tunisia

Abstract: Recently, a new trend has emerged based on combining software defined networking (SDN) and information centric networking (ICN) as a promising approach for the future internet. More serious control plane problems related to scalability, fault-tolerance and consistency may affect software defined information centric networking (SD-ICN) compared to traditional SDN environment regarding new augmented features such as content name-based communication and in-network caching. In this paper, we propose a distributed software defined information centric networking (DSD-ICN) that provides ICN features over SDN network with multiple controllers. We addressed in our design the fault-tolerant and strong consistency of the control plane which allows the transparent distribution of the content over different network domains.

Keywords: software defined networking; SDN; information-centric networking; ICN; multiple controllers; inter-domain; distributed.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHPCN.2020.110250

International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking, 2020 Vol.16 No.1, pp.14 - 25

Received: 09 May 2019
Accepted: 09 Nov 2019

Published online: 28 Sep 2020 *

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