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Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP) Impact (RFC7834) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000246714D
Original Publication Date: 2016-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2016-Jun-29
Document File: 36 page(s) / 43K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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D. Saucez: AUTHOR [+3]


The Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP) relies on three principles to improve the scalability properties of Internet routing: address role separation, encapsulation, and mapping. When invented, LISP was targeted at solving the Internet routing scaling problem [RFC4984]. There have now been years of implementations and experiments examining the impact and open questions of using LISP to improve inter-domain routing scalability. Experience has shown that because LISP utilizes mapping and encapsulation technologies, it can be deployed and used for purposes that go beyond routing scalability. For example, LISP provides a mean for a LISP site to precisely control its inter-domain outgoing and incoming traffic, with the possibility to apply different policies to different domains exchanging traffic with it. LISP can also be used to ease the transition from IPv4 to IPv6 as it allows the transport of IPv4 over IPv6 or IPv6 over IPv4. Furthermore, LISP also supports inter-domain multicast.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                         D. Saucez Request for Comments: 7834                                         INRIA Category: Informational                                       L. Iannone ISSN: 2070-1721                                        Telecom ParisTech                                                              A. Cabellos                                                                 F. Coras                                        Technical University of Catalonia                                                               April 2016

               Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP) Impact


   The Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP) aims to improve the    Internet routing scalability properties by leveraging three    principles: address role separation, encapsulation, and mapping.  In    this document, based on implementation work, deployment experiences,    and theoretical studies, we discuss the impact that the deployment of    LISP can have on both the routing infrastructure and the end user.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is    published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Not all documents    approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet    Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at

Saucez, et al.                Informational                     [Page 1]
 RFC 7834                       LISP Impact                    April 2016

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