Content-aware networks

Antonio Liotta, George Exarchakos

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Packet switching networks provide rudimentary means to move units of "raw" data around. The Net can "transport," though it is unable to "manipulate" high-level content, video or audio sessions. Imagine what we could achieve with a network that is redesigned around what is the most precious thing in today's digital ecosystem: the content. This chapter introduces content-aware networks, ones that can re-route packets based on the content "usage patterns" and "requirements." We look at peer-to-peer networks as a practical example in order to better understand how to build content-aware networks on top of ordinary packet switching networks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNetworks for Pervasive Services
Subtitle of host publicationSix Ways to Upgrade the Internet
EditorsA. Liotta, G. Exarchakos
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9789400714724
Publication statusPublished - 22 Aug 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
ISSN (Print)1876-1100
ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119

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