Towards improving the efficiency of ICN packet-caches

  title={Towards improving the efficiency of ICN packet-caches},
  author={Yannis Thomas and George Xylomenos},
  journal={10th International Conference on Heterogeneous Networking for Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness},
In-network packet-level caching is one of the most promising features offered by Information-centric Networking (ICN) architectures. In ICN, routers can use their queueing buffers as temporal storage units, thus allowing on-path caching by exploiting the network's storage resources. Packet-caches can be highly beneficial for content delivery, but they are also known to have three significant weaknesses: (i) packet-granularity produces huge cache indexes, (ii) Zipf-like content popularity… CONTINUE READING