2014 IEEE 28th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA) (2014)
Victoria, BC, Canada
May 13, 2014 to May 16, 2014
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/AINA.2014.22
Host multihoming allows individual hosts to be multiply connected to the network, e.g. by concurrent use of two network prefixes, each network prefix tied to a separate network interface. Such multihoming capability improves the host's ability to implement such features as load-balancing, fail-over and multi-path transport protocols. However, IP does not directly support host multihoming today. The Identifier / Locator split solution space is seen as one way for reducing such negative impact. We present an evaluation of host-multihoming as a prototype implementation of the Identifier Locator Network Protocol (ILNP) on FreeBSD, as a superset of IPv6 - called ILNPv6. We demonstrate load-balancing using ILNPv6 multihoming and compare performance with IPv6 forwarding at the end host.
IP networks, Routing, Protocols, Sockets, Peer-to-peer computing, Hip, Kernel
B. Simpson and S. N. Bhatti, "An Identifier-Locator Approach to Host Multihoming," 2014 IEEE 28th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA), Victoria, BC, Canada, 2014, pp. 139-147.