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The LISP Network: Evolution to the Next Generation of Data Networks by Victor Moreno, Dino Farinacci

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Chapter 2. LISP Architecture

The Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP) enables the fundamental notion of separating location and identity. It does so by providing the necessary control and data plane mechanisms to support a distributed directory of the mappings between identities and locations.

This chapter describes the control and data plane architecture of LISP in the context of its foundational principles and their implications in enabling networking services that augment the functionality delivered by existing networking protocols.

Seminal Idea: Location-Identity Separation

Identity and location in networking are akin to what you would consider these concepts to be in your daily life. In your daily life, your identity is usually represented ...

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