Hybrid Information-Centric Networking (hICN) Documentation

Hybrid Information-Centric Networking (hICN) is a network architecture that makes use of IPv6 or IPv4 to realize location-independent communications.

It is largely inspired by the pioneer work of Van Jacobson on Content-Centric Networking, that was a clean-slate architecture whereas hICN is based on the Internet protocol and easy to deploy in today networks and applications. hICN brings many-to-many communications, multi-homing, multi-path, multi-source, group communications to the Internet protocol without replicated unicast.

The project implements novel transport protocols, with a socket API, for real-time and capacity seeking applications. A scalable stack is available based on VPP and a client stack is provided to support any mobile and desktop operating system.

To get started with hICN check out the Blog post.

The Developer Wiki is at hICN Wiki.

The hiCN User Docs are here – hICN Docs.