Pouyan Fotouhi Tehrani, Eric Osterweil, Jochen Schiller, Thomas C. Schmidt, Matthias Wählisch,
The Missing Piece: On Namespace Management in NDN and How DNSSEC Might Help,
In: Proc. of 6th ACM Conference on Information-Centric Networking (ICN), pp. 37--43, New York: ACM, 2019.

Abstract: Names are the cornerstone of every Information-Centric Network (ICN), nonetheless, name space management has been by far neglected in ICN. A global and scalable name space management is a challenge which not only concerns technical, but also requires attention to non-technical, e.g., judicial, issues. In this short paper, we conceptualize a name space management system for hierarchical names. We present a prototype for NDN, which leverages existing DNSSEC equipped DNS infrastructure. Based on this, we are able to implement both technical and non-technical aspects of name space management. We consider lessons learned and pitfalls from decades of ever-evolving development of domain name system, as de facto standard name space management for the Internet, as an integral orientation factor for both our concept and its implementation.

Themes: Information-Centric Networking , Network Security , Network Management


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