Volume 25 (2017) Pages 164-173
This paper first investigates how a network operates when multiple receivers download content simultaneously in content-centric networking (CCN) when the receivers' downloading speeds differ. The results indicate that the performance of the download completion time of a faster user degrades excessively due to a decrease in the cache-hit rate in the router. Based on the investigation, this paper proposes a novel in-network caching method for simultaneous download from multiple receivers in CCNs. The proposed method keeps cached data packets in a router until slower receivers download the data, in order to prevent slower users from directly downloading data from the content provider. We conduct computer simulations and confirm the effectiveness of the proposed method. We show that the proposed method can improve the download completion time performance in the situation where multiple receivers download content at different speeds in CCN.