Alberto García-Martínez

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Ethernet switched networks do not scale appropriately due to limitations inherent to the spanning tree protocol. Ethernet architectures based on routing over a virtual topology in which turns are prohibited offer improved performance over spanning tree, although in some cases suffer from excessive computational complexity. Up/Down routing is a turn(More)
In this note, we propose a security mechanism for protecting IPv6 networks from possible abuses caused by the malicious usage of a multihoming protocol. In the presented approach, each multihomed node is assigned multiple prefixes from its upstream providers, and it creates the interface identifier part of its addresses by incorporating a cryptographic(More)
—We claim that the slow deployment of IPv6 seen so far is related with the complete decoupling with IPv4 regarding to routing and addressing. In this paper we propose Integrated Routing and Addressing (InRA), a new solution to allow IPv6 to integrate with IPv4 routing and addressing in order to decrease management cost during the coexistence period, and(More)
—Tree-based Routing (TRE) revisits Tree-based Routing Architecture for Irregular Networks (TRAIN)—a forwarding scheme based on a spanning tree that was extended to use some shortcut links. We propose its adaptation to Ethernet, using a new type of hierarchical Ethernet addresses and a procedure to assign them to bridges. We show that compared to RSTP, TRE(More)
There is ongoing work on the IETF aimed to provide support for different flavors of multihoming configurations, such as SHIM6 for multihomed sites, multiple CoAs support in MIP for multihomed mobile nodes and HIP for multihomed nodes and sites. A critical aspect for all the resulting multihoming protocols is to detect failures and gain information related(More)
Ethernet bridging in campus networks offers advantages like zero configuration, no need of IP addresses administration in subnets, high performance and low costs. But Ethernet bridging does not scale. Current proposals under standardization, like Shortest Path Bridges and Routing Bridges use a link-state routing protocol to compute shortest paths. As a(More)