A Data-Oriented (and Beyond) Network Architecture

TitleA Data-Oriented (and Beyond) Network Architecture
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsKoponen, T., Chawla M., Chun B-G., Ermolinskiy A., Kim K. Hyun, Shenker S., & Stoica I.
Other Numbers3475

The Internet has evolved greatly from its original incarnation. Forinstance, the vast majority of current Internet usage is data retrievaland service access, whereas the architecture was designed aroundhost-to-host applications such as telnet and ftp. Moreover, theoriginal Internet was a purely transparent carrier of packets, butnow the various network stakeholders use middleboxes to improvesecurity and accelerate applications. To adapt to these changes, wepropose the Data-Oriented Network Architecture (DONA), whichinvolves a clean-slate redesign of Internet naming and nameresolution.


We thank the anonymous reviewers for their comments. We gratefullyacknowledge stimulating conversations with David Cheriton,Van Jacobson, Pekka Nikander, Sylvia Ratnasamy and many others.DONA is a continuation of a line of joint research with MichaelWalfish and Hari Balakrishnan; our dialogue is the bedrock onwhich this work rests, and their insightful comments helped shapeand sharpen our earlier drafts. This work was supported by the NSFunder grants CNS-0225660, CNS-0205519, CNS-052041, and byBritish Telecom.

Bibliographic Notes

Proceedings of the 2007 Conference on Applications, Technologies, Architectures, and Protocols for Computer Communications (SIGCOMM '07), pp. 181-192, Kyoto, Japan

Abbreviated Authors

T. Koponen, M. Chawla, B.-G. Chun, A. Ermolinskiy, K.H. Kim, S. Shenker, and I. Stoica

ICSI Research Group

Networking and Security

ICSI Publication Type

Article in conference proceedings