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Future Internet 2013, 5(1), 67-94; doi:10.3390/fi5010067

Global Locator, Local Locator, and Identifier Split (GLI-Split)

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1 Department of Computer Science, University of Tuebingen, Sand 13, 72076 Tuebingen, Germany 2 Chair of Communication Networks, Institute of Computer Science, University of Wuerzburg, Am Hubland, 97074 Wuerzburg, Germany
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Received: 15 January 2013 / Accepted: 4 March 2013 / Published: 11 March 2013
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The locator/identifier split is an approach for a new addressing and routing architecture to make routing in the core of the Internet more scalable. Based on this principle, we developed the GLI-Split framework, which separates the functionality of current IP addresses into a stable identifier and two independent locators, one for routing in the Internet core and one for edge networks. This makes routing in the Internet more stable and provides more flexibility for edge networks. GLI-Split can be incrementally deployed and it is backward-compatible with the IPv6 Internet. We describe its architecture, compare it to other approaches, present its benefits, and finally present a proof-of-concept implementation of GLI-Split.
Keywords: locator/identifier split; scalable core routing; multihoming locator/identifier split; scalable core routing; multihoming
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Menth, M.; Hartmann, M.; Klein, D. Global Locator, Local Locator, and Identifier Split (GLI-Split). Future Internet 2013, 5, 67-94.

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