An identifier-locator approach to host multihoming

B. Simpson, S. N. Bhatti

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Host multihoming allows individual hosts to be multiply connected to the network, e.g. by concurrent use of two network prefixes, each network prefix tied to a separate network interface. Such multihoming capability improves the host's ability to implement such features as load-balancing, fail-over and multi-path transport protocols. However, IP does not directly support host multihoming today. The em Identifier / Locator split solution space is seen as one way for reducing such negative impact. We present an evaluation of host- multihoming as a prototype implementation of the em Identifier Locator Network Protocol (ILNP) on FreeBSD, as a superset of IPv6 -- called ILNPv6. We demonstrate load-balancing using ILNPv6 multihoming and compare performance with IPv6 forwarding at the end host.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE 28th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA)
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781479936298
Publication statusPublished - 13 May 2014


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