ICN Performance Enhancing Proxies Intended to Mitigate Performance Degradation in Global Content Delivery

Kazuaki UEDA  Atsushi TAGAMI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E104-D   No.5   pp.637-646
Publication Date: 2021/05/01
Publicized: 2021/02/22
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.2020NTP0007
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on the Architectures, Protocols, and Applications for the Future Internet)
Information-Centric Networking,  performance enhancing proxy,  middlebox,  

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A global content delivery plays an important role in the current Internet. Information-Centric Networking (ICN) is a future internet architecture which attempts to redesign the Internet with a focus on the content delivery. However, it has the potential performance degradation in the global content delivery. In this paper, we propose an ICN performance enhancing proxy (ICN-PEP) to mitigate this performance degradation. The key idea is to prefetch Data packets and to serve them to the consumer with the shorter round trip time. By utilizing ICN features, it can be developed as an offline and state-less proxy which has an advantage of scalability. We evaluate the performance of ICN-PEP in both simulation and experiment on global testbed and show that ICN-PEP improves the performance of global content delivery.