A case for stateful forwarding plane

  title={A case for stateful forwarding plane},
  author={Cheng Yi and Alexander Afanasyev and Ilya Moiseenko and Lan Wang and Beichuan Zhang and Lixia Zhang},
  journal={Computer Communications},
In Named Data Networking (NDN), packets carry data names instead of source and destination addresses. This paradigm shift leads to a new network forwarding plane: data consumers send Interest packets to request desired data, routers forward Interest packets and maintain the state of all pending Interests, which is then used to guide Data packets back to the consumers. Maintaining the pending Interest state, together with the two-way Interest and Data exchange, enables NDN routers’ forwarding… CONTINUE READING
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