One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for forwarding packets with hierarchically structured variable-length identifiers (HSVLIs). During operation, the system receiving a packet with an HSVLI. The packet includes a first value and a second value. The first value uniquely represents an interest corresponding to the HSVLI. The second value is derived based on at least a subset of the HSVLI components. The system then makes a forwarding decision for the packet based on the first hash value and second hash value.

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  • Publication: Aug 2, 2016
  • Application: Oct 29, 2013
    US US 201314065691 A
  • Priority: Oct 29, 2013
    US US 201314065691 A

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