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Pushing HiiMap Into the Kernel: An Easy-to-Use Implementation of a Real Locator/Identifier-Split

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While the Internet in its current form delivers a wide variety of services to its users, the underlying architecture is facing more and more problems, which might inhibit its future success. Among several ideas of improvement, the so-called locator/identifier-split is the most promising. However, practically using a locator/identifier-split for testing purposes is quite complicated, as its whole functionality is not provided in current systems and has to be realized by the user in the application layer. In this paper, the authors present an implementation of the HiiMap locator/identifier-split protocol in the Linux kernel and evaluate it in the G-Lab testbed.

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