IP without IP addresses

S. N. Bhatti, D. Phoomikiattisak, B. Simpson

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3 Citations (Scopus)


We discuss a key engineering challenge in implementing the Identifier- Locator Network Protocol (ILNP), as described in IRTF Experimental RFCs 6740-6748: enabling legacy applications that use the C sockets API. We have built the first two OS kernel implementations of ILNPv6 (ILNP as a superset of IPv6), in both the Linux OS kernel and the FreeBSD OS kernel. Our evaluation is in comparison with IPv6, in the context of a topical and challenging scenario: host mobility implemented as a purely end-to-end function. Our experiments show that ILNPv6 has excellent potential for deployment using existing IPv6 infrastructure, whilst offering the new properties and functionality of ILNP.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAsian Internet Engineering Conference Bangkok, Thailand — November 30 - 2 December, 2016
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781450345521/16/11
Publication statusPublished - 3 Dec 2016
Event12th Asian Internet Engineering Conference (AINTEC) - The Sukosol, Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 30 Nov 20162 Dec 2016
Conference number: 12


Conference12th Asian Internet Engineering Conference (AINTEC)
Abbreviated titleAINTEC
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  • ILNP
  • Identifier-locator
  • Mobility
  • Internet architecture
  • IPv6


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