A Brief Introduction to Named Data Networking

Alex Afanasyev, Jeff Burke, Tamer Refaei, Lan Wang, Beichuan Zhang, Lixia Zhang

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As a proposed Internet architecture, Named Data Networking (NDN) is designed to network the world of computing devices by naming data instead of naming data containers as IP does today. With this change, NDN brings a number of benefits to network communication, including built-in multicast, in-network caching, multipath forwarding, and securing data directly. NDN also enables resilient communication in intermittently connected and mobile ad hoc environments, which is difficult to achieve by today's TCP/IP architecture. This paper offers a brief introduction to NDN's basic concepts and operations, together with an extensive reference list for the design and development of NDN for readers interested in further exploration of the subject.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781538671856
StatePublished - Jul 2 2018
Event2018 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2018 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Oct 29 2018Oct 31 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM


Conference2018 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLos Angeles


  • Named Data Networking
  • Network architecture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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