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How to Represent IPv6 Forwarding Tables on IPv4 or MPLS Dataplanes

Nikolenko, Sergey and Kogan, Kirill and Rétvári, Gábor and Bérczi-Kovács, Erika R. and Shalimov, Alexander (2016) How to Represent IPv6 Forwarding Tables on IPv4 or MPLS Dataplanes. In: The 19th IEEE Global Internet Symposium (IEEE GI 2016), in conjunction with the 35th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (IEEE INFOCOM 2016), 10-15 April 2016 , San Francisco, CA, USA.

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The Internet routing ecosystem is facing substantial scalability challenges on the data plane. Various “clean slate” architectures for representing forwarding tables (FIBs), such as IPv6, introduce additional constraints on efficient implementations from both lookup time and memory footprint perspectives due to significant classification width. In this work, we propose an abstraction layer able to represent IPv6 FIBs on existing IP and even MPLS infrastructure. Feasibility of the proposed representations is confirmed by an extensive simulation study on real IPv6 forwarding tables, including low-level experimental performance evaluation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Papers (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Forwarding information base; IPv6; MPLS.
Depositing User: Kirill Kogan
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2016 12:33
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2019 14:05

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