KITE: Producer Mobility Support in Named Data Networking
by Yu Zhang, Zhongda Xia, Spyridon Mastorakis, Lixia Zhang
In Named Data Networking (NDN), mobility of data consumers is natively supported by the stateful forwarding plane. However, additional mechanisms are needed, so that requests for data can be forwarded toward a mobile data producer. In this paper, we present KITE, a trace-based producer mobility support that further exploits the stateful forwarding plane of NDN. KITE takes a soft-state approach to create a hop by-hop path between a reachable rendezvous server and a mobile producer through authenticated Interest Data exchanges. KITE is locator-free, transparent to data retrieval and routing, and abuse-proof. We show how KITE supports various mobile communication scenarios, and name-based rendezvous at the network layer. A KITE prototype is implemented and evaluated.