Identifier-locator addressing for IPv6

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Authors Tom Herbert  , Petr Lapukhov 
Last updated 2017-09-14 (latest revision 2017-03-13)
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This specification describes identifier-locator addressing (ILA) for IPv6. Identifier-locator addressing differentiates between location and identity of a network node. Part of an address expresses the immutable identity of the node, and another part indicates the location of the node which can be dynamic. Identifier-locator addressing can be used to efficiently implement overlay networks for network virtualization as well as solutions for use cases in mobility.


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