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Named Data Networking
L. Zhang, A. Afanasyev, J. Burke, V. Jacobson, k. claffy, P. Crowley, C. Papadopoulos, L. Wang, and B. Zhang, "Named Data Networking", ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review (CCR), vol. 44, no. 3, pp. 66--73, Jul 2014.
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Named Data Networking

Lixia Zhang4
Alexander Afanasyev4
Jeffrey Burke4
Van Jacobson4
kc claffy1
Patrick Crowley6
Christos Papadopoulos2
Lan Wang5
Beichuan Zhang3

CAIDA, San Diego Supercomputer Center, University of California San Diego


Colorado State University


University of Arizona


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)


University of Memphis


Washington University in St. Louis

Named Data Networking (NDN) is one of five projects funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation under its Future Internet Architecture Program. NDN has its roots in an earlier project, Content-Centric Networking (CCN), which Van Jacobson first publicly presented in 2006. The NDN project investigates Jacobson's proposed evolution from today's host-centric network architecture (IP) to a data-centric network architecture (NDN). This conceptually simple shift has far-reaching implications for how we design, develop, deploy, and use networks and applications. We describe the motivation and vision of this new architecture, and its basic components and operations. We also provide a snapshot of its current design, development status, and research challenges. More information about the project, including prototype implementations, publications, and annual reports, is available on

Keywords: overview, topology
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