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USITS 2001 Abstract

An Architecture for Content Routing Support in the Internet

Mark Gritter and David R. Cheriton, Stanford University


The primary use of the Internet is content distribution -- the delivery of web pages, audio, and video to client applications -- yet the Internet was never architected for scalable content delivery. The result has been a proliferation of proprietary protocols and ad hoc mechanisms to meet growing content demand.

In this paper, we describe a content routing design based on name-based routing as part of an explicit Internet content layer. We claim that this content routing is a natural extension of current Internet directory and routing systems, allows efficient content location, and can be implemented to scale with the Internet.

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