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Failure Detection and Locator Pair Exploration Protocol for IPv6 Multihoming

Van Beijnum, Iljitsch and Arkko, Jari (2009) Failure Detection and Locator Pair Exploration Protocol for IPv6 Multihoming. [Standardization Contributions]

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Abstract

This document specifies how the level 3 multihoming Shim6 protocol (Shim6) detects failures between two communicating nodes. It also specifies an exploration protocol for switching to another pair of interfaces and/or addresses between the same nodes if a failure occurs and an operational pair can be found.

Item Type: Standardization Contributions
Additional Information: RFC 5534 specifies a protocol for detecting and repairing broken connectivity. It is used within Shim6, a mechanism to allow networks, including small ones such as home networks, to be connected to multiple internet service providers at the same time (multihoming), switching dynamically from one to the other if the connection over one ISP stops working. Shim6 is related to efforts to make internet routing more scalable as it avoids the existing multihoming mechanism where the routing system takes on additional work. draft-van-beijnum-shim6-shim6to4 is a proposed extension to Shim6 that would also work with IPv4 to some degree.
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Systems Ad Systems Administrator
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2012 11:39
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2013 15:18
URI: http://eprints.networks.imdea.org/id/eprint/88

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