Utilizing the Domain Name System for Scalable and Secure Named Data Networking

Zhiwei Yan, Jong Hyouk Lee*, Xiaodong Lee, Yong Jin Park

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    As an important infrastructure of the current Internet, the Domain Name System (DNS) universally supports most of Internet applications. The DNS is established on top of Internet Protocol (IP) to provide an addressing of Internet resources. However, the IP based current Internet communication model is considered as inappropriate for supporting an explosive increase of Internet devices and contents in the Future Internet. To address the communication model issue, Named Data Networking (NDN) has been proposed that allows a consumer only cares about what he wants but not where the content is. Although NDN designs an ideal communication model for the content-intensive Future Internet, it assumes a clean-slate deployment, which would take a long time for deployment. The coexistence of the NDN paradigm and the current Internet is thus expected. In this vein, we propose a new scheme that utilizes current DNS protocols for content naming and addressing in a NDN environment. The proposed scheme helps to accelerate the NDN evolution while providing a means of utilizing the DNS for scalable and secure NDN.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2135-2149
    Number of pages15
    JournalWireless Personal Communications
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2015 Apr 2


    • Content management
    • DNS
    • NDN
    • Trust model

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Computer Science Applications


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