Host Identification with Provider Independent Address

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This is a protocol to identify a host with a provider independent address. It is useful to identify a host uniquely in a multihomed environment where each host gets associated with more than one provider assigned addresses. By means of associating a host with a provider independent address, customers/customer networks will be able to retain their number even after changing their service provider(s).


Shyam Bandyopadhyay (

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