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Identifier-locator addressing for IPv6

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Authors Tom Herbert , Petr Lapukhov
Last updated 2018-09-06 (Latest revision 2018-03-05)
Replaces draft-herbert-nvo3-ila
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This specification describes identifier-locator addressing (ILA) for IPv6. Identifier-locator addressing differentiates between location and identity of a network node. Part of an address expresses the immutable identity of the node, and another part indicates the location of the node which can be dynamic. Identifier-locator addressing can be used to efficiently implement overlay networks for network virtualization as well as solutions for use cases in mobility.


Tom Herbert
Petr Lapukhov

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