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Initial state of NFD daemon is configured using an INFO file.

; The general section contains settings of nfd process.
general
{
  ; Specify a user and/or group for NFD to drop privileges to
  ; when not performing privileged tasks. NFD does not drop
  ; privileges by default.

  ; user ndn-user
  ; group ndn-user

  ; The router_name section specifies the name components used
  ; to build this router's name. The router name is constructed
  ; using the configuration options in the following manner:
  ;   /<network>/<site>/<%C1.Router>/<router>

  ; router_name
  ; {
  ;   network ndn ; the network to which this router belongs
  ;   site    edu/site ; the site to which this router belongs
  ;   router  router/name ; name used to uniquely identify this router under the site
  ; }
}

log
{
  ; default_level specifies the logging level for modules
  ; that are not explicitly named. All debugging levels
  ; listed above the selected value are enabled.
  ;
  ; Valid values:
  ;
  ;  NONE ; no messages
  ;  ERROR ; error messages
  ;  WARN ; warning messages
  ;  INFO ; informational messages (default)
  ;  DEBUG ; debugging messages
  ;  TRACE ; trace messages (most verbose)
  ;  ALL ; all messages

  default_level INFO

  ; You may override default_level by assigning a logging level
  ; to the desired module name. Module names can be found in two ways:
  ;
  ; Run:
  ;   nfd --modules
  ;   nrd --modules
  ;
  ; Or look for NFD_LOG_INIT(<module name>) statements in .cpp files
  ;
  ; Example module-level settings:
  ;
  ; FibManager DEBUG
  ; Forwarder INFO
}

; The tables section configures the CS, PIT, FIB, Strategy Choice, and Measurements
tables
{

  ; ContentStore size limit in number of packets
  ; default is 65536, about 500MB with 8KB packet size
  cs_max_packets 65536
}

; The face_system section defines what faces and channels are created.
face_system
{
  ; The unix section contains settings of UNIX stream faces and channels.
  unix
  {
    listen yes ; set to 'no' to disable UNIX stream listener, default 'yes'
    path /var/run/nfd.sock ; UNIX stream listener path
  }

  ; The tcp section contains settings of TCP faces and channels.
  tcp
  {
    listen yes ; set to 'no' to disable TCP listener, default 'yes'
    port 6363 ; TCP listener port number
    enable_v4 yes ; set to 'no' to disable IPv4 channels, default 'yes'
    enable_v6 yes ; set to 'no' to disable IPv6 channels, default 'yes'
  }

  ; The udp section contains settings of UDP faces and channels.
  ; UDP channel is always listening; delete udp section to disable UDP
  udp
  {
    port 6363 ; UDP unicast port number
    enable_v4 yes ; set to 'no' to disable IPv4 channels, default 'yes'
    enable_v6 yes ; set to 'no' to disable IPv6 channels, default 'yes'
    idle_timeout 600 ; idle time (seconds) before closing a UDP unicast face
    keep_alive_interval 25; interval (seconds) between keep-alive refreshes

    ; UDP multicast settings
    ; NFD creates one UDP multicast face per NIC
    ;
    ; In multi-homed Linux machines these settings will NOT work without
    ; root or settings the appropriate permissions:
    ;
    ;    sudo setcap cap_net_raw=eip /full/path/nfd
    ;
    mcast yes ; set to 'no' to disable UDP multicast, default 'yes'
    mcast_port 56363 ; UDP multicast port number
    mcast_group 224.0.23.170 ; UDP multicast group (IPv4 only)
  }

  ; The ether section contains settings of Ethernet faces and channels.
  ; These settings will NOT work without root or setting the appropriate
  ; permissions:
  ;
  ;    sudo setcap cap_net_raw,cap_net_admin=eip /full/path/nfd
  ;
  ; You may need to install a package to use setcap:
  ;
  ; **Ubuntu:**
  ;
  ;    sudo apt-get install libcap2-bin
  ;
  ; **Mac OS X:**
  ;
  ;    curl https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/attachment.cgi?id=3373 -o ChmodBPF.tar.gz
  ;    tar zxvf ChmodBPF.tar.gz
  ;    open ChmodBPF/Install\ ChmodBPF.app
  ;
  ; or manually:
  ;
  ;    sudo chgrp admin /dev/bpf*
  ;    sudo chmod g+rw /dev/bpf*

  ether
  {
    ; Ethernet multicast settings
    ; NFD creates one Ethernet multicast face per NIC

    mcast yes ; set to 'no' to disable Ethernet multicast, default 'yes'
    mcast_group 01:00:5E:00:17:AA ; Ethernet multicast group
  }

  ; The websocket section contains settings of WebSocket faces and channels.

  websocket
  {
    listen yes ; set to 'no' to disable WebSocket listener, default 'yes'
    port 9696 ; WebSocket listener port number
    enable_v4 yes ; set to 'no' to disable listening on IPv4 socket, default 'yes'
    enable_v6 yes ; set to 'no' to disable listening on IPv6 socket, default 'yes'
  }
}

; The authorizations section grants privileges to authorized keys.
authorizations
{
  ; An authorize section grants privileges to a NDN certificate.
  authorize
  {
    ; If you do not already have NDN certificate, you can generate
    ; one with the following commands.
    ;
    ; 1. Generate and install a self-signed identity certificate:
    ;
    ;      ndnsec-keygen /`whoami` | ndnsec-install-cert -
    ;
    ; Note that the argument to ndnsec-key will be the identity name of the
    ; new key (in this case, /your-username). Identities are hierarchical NDN
    ; names and may have multiple components (e.g. `/ndn/ucla/edu/alice`).
    ; You may create additional keys and identities as you see fit.
    ;
    ; 2. Dump the NDN certificate to a file:
    ;
    ;      sudo mkdir -p /usr/local/etc/ndn/keys/
    ;      ndnsec-cert-dump -i /`whoami` >  default.ndncert
    ;      sudo mv default.ndncert /usr/local/etc/ndn/keys/default.ndncert
    ;
    ; The "certfile" field below specifies the default key directory for
    ; your machine. You may move your newly created key to the location it
    ; specifies or path.

    ; certfile keys/default.ndncert ; NDN identity certificate file
    certfile any ; "any" authorizes command interests signed under any certificate,
                 ; i.e., no actual validation.
    privileges ; set of privileges granted to this identity
    {
      faces
      fib
      strategy-choice
    }
  }

  ; You may have multiple authorize sections that specify additional
  ; certificates and their privileges.

  ; authorize
  ; {
  ;   certfile keys/this_cert_does_not_exist.ndncert
  ;   authorize
  ;   privileges
  ;   {
  ;     faces
  ;   }
  ; }
}

rib
{
  ; The following localhost_security allows anyone to register routing entries in local RIB
  localhost_security
  {
    trust-anchor
    {
      type any
    }
  }

  ; localhop_security should be enabled when NFD runs on a hub.
  ; "/localhop/nfd/fib" command prefix will be disabled when localhop_security section is missing.
  ; localhop_security
  ; {
  ;   ; This section defines the trust model for NFD RIB Management. It consists of rules and
  ;   ; trust-anchors, which are briefly defined in this file.  For more information refer to
  ;   ; manpage of ndn-validator.conf:
  ;   ;
  ;   ;     man ndn-validator.conf
  ;   ;
  ;   ; A trust-anchor is a pre-trusted certificate.  This can be any certificate that is the
  ;   ; root of certification chain (e.g., NDN testbed root certificate) or an existing
  ;   ; default system certificate `default.ndncert`.
  ;   ;
  ;   ; A rule defines conditions a valid packet MUST have. A packet must satisfy one of the
  ;   ; rules defined here. A rule can be broken into two parts: matching & checking. A packet
  ;   ; will be matched against rules from the first to the last until a matched rule is
  ;   ; encountered. The matched rule will be used to check the packet. If a packet does not
  ;   ; match any rule, it will be treated as invalid.  The matching part of a rule consists
  ;   ; of `for` and `filter` sections. They collectively define which packets can be checked
  ;   ; with this rule. `for` defines packet type (data or interest) and `filter` defines
  ;   ; conditions on other properties of a packet. Right now, you can only define conditions
  ;   ; on packet name, and you can only specify ONLY ONE filter for packet name.  The
  ;   ; checking part of a rule consists of `checker`, which defines the conditions that a
  ;   ; VALID packet MUST have. See comments in checker section for more details.
  ;
  ;   rule
  ;   {
  ;     id "NRD Prefix Registration Command Rule"
  ;     for interest                         ; rule for Interests (to validate CommandInterests)
  ;     filter
  ;     {
  ;       type name                          ; condition on interest name (w/o signature)
  ;       regex ^[<localhop><localhost>]<nfd><rib>[<register><unregister>]<>$ ; prefix before
  ;                                                                           ; timestamp
  ;     }
  ;     checker
  ;     {
  ;       type customized
  ;       sig-type rsa-sha256                ; interest must have a rsa-sha256 signature
  ;       key-locator
  ;       {
  ;         type name                        ; key locator must be the certificate name of the
  ;                                          ; signing key
  ;         regex ^[^<KEY>]*<KEY><>*<ksk-.*><ID-CERT>$
  ;       }
  ;     }
  ;   }
  ;   rule
  ;   {
  ;     id "NDN Testbed Hierarchy Rule"
  ;     for data                             ; rule for Data (to validate NDN certificates)
  ;     filter
  ;     {
  ;       type name                          ; condition on data name
  ;       regex ^[^<KEY>]*<KEY><>*<ksk-.*><ID-CERT><>$
  ;     }
  ;     checker
  ;     {
  ;       type hierarchical                  ; the certificate name of the signing key and
  ;                                          ; the data name must follow the hierarchical model
  ;       sig-type rsa-sha256                ; data must have a rsa-sha256 signature
  ;     }
  ;   }
  ;   trust-anchor
  ;   {
  ;     type file
  ;     file-name keys/default.ndncert ; the file name, by default this file should be placed in the
  ;                                    ; same folder as this config file.
  ;   }
  ;   ; trust-anchor ; Can be repeated multiple times to specify multiple trust anchors
  ;   ; {
  ;   ;   type file
  ;   ;   file-name keys/ndn-testbed.ndncert
  ;   ; }
  ; }

  auto_prefix_propagate
  {
      cost 15 ; forwarding cost of prefix registered on remote router
      timeout 10000 ; timeout (in milliseconds) of prefix registration command for propagation

      refresh_interval 300 ; interval (in seconds) before refreshing the propagation
      ; This setting should be less than face_system.udp.idle_time,
      ; so that the face is kept alive on the remote router.

      base_retry_wait 50 ; base wait time (in seconds) before retrying propagation
      max_retry_wait 3600 ; maximum wait time (in seconds) before retrying propagation
      ; for consequent retries, the wait time before each retry is calculated based on the back-off
      ; policy. Initially, the wait time is set to base_retry_wait, then it will be doubled for every
      ; retry unless beyond the max_retry_wait, in which case max_retry_wait is set as the wait time.
  }
}