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  • Published in ArXiv 2008

Locator/identifier split using the data link layer

@article{Grishchenko2008LocatoridentifierSU,
  title={Locator/identifier split using the data link layer},
  author={Victor S. Grishchenko},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2008},
  volume={abs/0803.4311}
}
The locator/identifier split approach assumes separating functions of a locator (i.e. topology--dependent attachment point address) and identifier (topology-independent unique identifier) currently both served by an IP address. This work is an attempt to redefine semantics of MAC address to make it a pure layer-2 locator instead of a pure globally-unique identifier. Such an exercise might be interesting from the standpoint of Ethernet scaling and Metro Ethernet technologies. From the global… CONTINUE READING
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