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Multi-ISP Cooperative Cache Sharing for Saving Inter-ISP Transit Cost in Content Centric Networking
Kazuhito MATSUDA Go HASEGAWA Masayuki MURATA
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications
Publication Date: 2015/04/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Content-Centric Networking, in-network caching, cache sharing, inter-ISP transit cost,
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Content-Centric Networking (CCN) has an in-network caching mechanism, which can reduce the traffic volume along the route to the destination host. This traffic volume reduction on the transit link can decrease inter-ISP transit cost. However, the memory space for caching in CCN routers is small relative to content volume. In addition, any initial access to the content requested by a user must use the transit link, even when a nearby CCN router outside the route has the cached content. In this paper, we propose a method of cooperative cache sharing among CCN routers in multiple ISPs. It aims to attain a further reduction in the inter-ISP transit cost by improving the cache hit ratio. In the proposed method, the CCN routers share the memory space for caching of non-overlapping cache content. We evaluate the proposed method by simulation experiments using the IP-level network topology of actual ISP, and show that the inter-ISP transit traffic can be reduced by up to 28% compared with normal caching behavior of CCN.