[rfc-dist] RFC 6830 on The Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP)

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        RFC 6830

        Title:      The Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP) 
        Author:     D. Farinacci, V. Fuller,
                    D. Meyer, D. Lewis
        Status:     Experimental
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       January 2013
        Mailbox:    farinacci at gmail.com, 
                    vaf at vaf.net, 
                    dmm at 1-4-5.net,
                    darlewis at cisco.com
        Pages:      75
        Characters: 189977
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-lisp-24.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6830.txt

This document describes a network-layer-based protocol that enables
separation of IP addresses into two new numbering spaces: Endpoint
Identifiers (EIDs) and Routing Locators (RLOCs).  No changes are
required to either host protocol stacks or to the "core" of the
Internet infrastructure.  The Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP)
can be incrementally deployed, without a "flag day", and offers
Traffic Engineering, multihoming, and mobility benefits to early
adopters, even when there are relatively few LISP-capable sites.

Design and development of LISP was largely motivated by the problem
statement produced by the October 2006 IAB Routing and Addressing
Workshop.  This document defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet

This document is a product of the Locator/ID Separation Protocol Working Group of the IETF.

EXPERIMENTAL: This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the
Internet community.  It does not specify an Internet standard of any
kind. Discussion and suggestions for improvement are requested.
Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

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