Design and implementation of the node identity internetworking architecture

Schütz, Simon and Abrahamsson, Henrik and Ahlgren, Bengt and Brunner, Marcus (2008) Design and implementation of the node identity internetworking architecture. [SICS Report]



The Internet Protocol (IP) has been proven very flexible, being able to accommodate all kinds of link technologies and supporting a broad range of applications. The basic principles of the original Internet architecture include end-to-end addressing, global routeability and a single namespace of IP addresses that unintentionally serves both as locators and host identifiers. The commercial success and widespread use of the Internet have lead to new requirements, which include internetworking over business boundaries, mobility and multi-homing in an untrusted environment. Our approach to satisfy these new requirements is to introduce a new internetworking layer, the node identity layer. Such a layer runs on top of the different versions of IP, but could also run directly on top of other kinds of network technologies, such as MPLS and 2G/3G PDP contexts. This approach enables connectivity across different communication technologies, supports mobility, multi-homing, and security from ground up. This paper describes the Node Identity Architecture in detail and discusses the experiences from implementing and running a prototype.

Item Type:SICS Report
ID Code:3523
Deposited By:Vicki Carleson
Deposited On:13 Jan 2009
Last Modified:18 Nov 2009 16:23

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