Techniques are described herein for offloading the responsibility of validation to an edge node such as a fog router or Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) platform by signaling the same in an Interest packet or using another Out-of-Band (OOB) mechanism. Upon receiving the Interest packet, the edge node creates the local state entry in a Pending Interest Table (PIT) and marks the entry for local integrity validation. The edge node uses any mechanism to retrieve the public key and perform the validation on behalf of the sensors/end-users.
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Nainar, Nagendra Kumar; Pignataro, Carlos M.; and Muscariello, Luca, "INFORMATION CENTRIC NETWORKING INTEREST SIGNALED DYNAMIC DATA INTEGRITY VALIDATION OFFLOAD TO FOG NODE OR MOBILE EDGE COMPUTING NODE", Technical Disclosure Commons, (September 18, 2018)