The Combination Effect of Cache Decision and Off-Path Cache Routing in Content Oriented Networks


IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E102-B    No.5    pp.1010-1018
Publication Date: 2019/05/01
Publicized: 2018/10/29
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.2018EBP3170
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Network
information centric network,  content oriented network,  content-centric networking,  named-data networking,  cache policy,  caching,  routing,  breadcrumbs,  

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In content oriented networks (CON), routers in a network are generally equipped with local cache storages and store incoming contents temporarily. Efficient utilization of total cache storage in networks is one of the most important technical issues in CON, as it can reduce content server load, content download latency and network traffic. Performance of networked cache is reported to strongly depend on both cache decision and content request routing. In this paper, we evaluate several combinations of these two strategies. Especially for routing, we take up off-path cache routing, Breadcrumbs, as one of the content request routing proposals. Our performance evaluation results show that off-path cache routing, Breadcrumbs, suffers low performance with cache decisions which generally has high performance with shortest path routing (SPR), and obtains excellent performance with TERC (Transparent En-Route Cache) which is well-known to have low performance with widely used SPR. Our detailed evaluation results in two network environments, emerging CONs and conventional IP, show these insights hold in both of these two network environments.