A BGP-aware discovery service

Luigi Liquori 1, 2 Rossano Gaeta 3 Matteo Sereno 3
1 KAIROS - Logical Time for Formal Embedded System Design
CRISAM - Inria Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée , Laboratoire I3S - COMRED - COMmunications, Réseaux, systèmes Embarqués et Distribués
Abstract : Internet in recent years has become a huge set of channels for content distribution. And this has highlighted limits and inefficiencies of the current protocol suite originally designed for host-to-host communication. This paper joins the research efforts addressed by the new Internet challenges by proposing a Content Name System (CNS) discovery service, extending the current TCP/IP hourglass Internet architecture, that provides a new network aware content discovery service. Contents are addressed using ”hypernames”, whose rich syntax allow to specify hosts, PKI, fingerprint and optional logical attributes (tags) attached to the content name, such as e.g. mutable vs. immutable contents, digital signatures, owner, availability, price, etc. The CNS behavior and architecture is, partly, inspired by the Domain Name Service (DNS) Internet service, and whose discovery process logic uses the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) information allowing Internet to route between different Au- tonomous Systems (AS). The service registers and discovers object names in each Autonomous System (AS), and the content discovery process is inspired to the so called “valley-free” property. In the routing among different ASes (i.e., the BGP protocol) this is a property that avoids un-justified AS transit costs. In our proposal this property allows to implement a network- aware service discovery.
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Luigi Liquori, Rossano Gaeta, Matteo Sereno. A BGP-aware discovery service. [Research Report] Inria & Université Cote d'Azur, CNRS, I3S, Sophia Antipolis, France. 2018. ⟨hal-01895452⟩

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