Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP) Control-Plane

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Authors Vince Fuller  , Dino Farinacci  , Albert Cabellos-Aparicio 
Last updated 2016-11-13
Replaced by draft-ietf-lisp-rfc6833bis
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This document describes the Control-Plane and Mapping Service for the Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP), implemented by two new types of LISP-speaking devices -- the LISP Map-Resolver and LISP Map-Server -- that provides a simplified "front end" for one or more Endpoint ID to Routing Locator mapping databases. By using this control-plane service interface and communicating with Map-Resolvers and Map-Servers, LISP Ingress Tunnel Routers (ITRs) and Egress Tunnel Routers (ETRs) are not dependent on the details of mapping database systems, which facilitates experimentation with different database designs. Since these devices implement the "edge" of the LISP infrastructure, connect directly to LISP-capable Internet end sites, and comprise the bulk of LISP-speaking devices, reducing their implementation and operational complexity should also reduce the overall cost and effort of deploying LISP.


Vince Fuller (vaf@vaf.net)
Dino Farinacci (farinacci@gmail.com)
Albert Cabellos-Aparicio (acabello@ac.upc.edu)

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