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Named Data Networking (NDN) Project 2012 - 2013 Annual Report
V. Jacobson, J. Burke, D. Estrin, L. Zhang, B. Zhang, G. Tsudik, K. Claffy, D. Krioukov, D. Massey, C. Papadopoulos, P. Ohm, T. Abdelzaher, K. Shilton, L. Wang, E. Yeh, E. Uzun, G. Edens, and P. Crowley, "Named Data Networking (NDN) Project 2012 - 2013 Annual Report", Tech. rep., Named Data Networking (NDN), Oct 2013.
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Named Data Networking (NDN) Project 2012 - 2013 Annual Report

Van Jacobson 6
Jeffrey Burke 6
Deborah Estrin 6
Lixia Zhang 6
Beichuan Zhang 4
Gene Tsudik 5
Kimberly Claffy 7
Dmitri Krioukov 7
Dan Massey 1
Christos Papadopoulos 1
Paul Ohm 8
Tarek Abdelzaher 9
Katie Shilton 10
Lan Wang 11
Edmund Yeh 2
Ersin Uzun 3
Glenn Edens 3
Patrick Crowley 12
1

Colorado State University

2

Northeastern University

3

Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)

4

University of Arizona

5

University of California, Irvine

6

University of California, Los Angeles

7

University of California, San Diego

8

University of Colorado at Boulder

9

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois

10

University of Maryland, College Park

11

University of Memphis

12

Washington University in St. Louis

Today's Internet's hourglass architecture centers on a universal network layer (i.e., IP) which implements the minimal functionality necessary for global interconnectivity. This thin waist enabled the Internet's explosive growth by allowing both lower and upper layer technologies to innovate independently. However, IP was designed to create a communication network , where packets named only communication endpoints. Sustained growth in e-commerce, digital media, social networking, and smartphone applications has led to dominant use of the Internet as a distribution network. Distribution networks are fundamentally more general than communication networks, and solving distribution problems via a point-to-point communication protocol is complex and error-prone.

Keywords: overview, topology
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