Locator ID Separation Protocol: The LISP Protocol Defined

LISP, an acronym for Locator ID Separation Protocol, is a new standard for routing under discussion at the IETF.

By Enterprise Networking Planet Staff | Posted Jun 2, 2010
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LISP, an acronym for Locator ID Separation Protocol, is nothing less than changing the way that traffic is routed through the Internet to improve speed and provide routing table efficiencies. According to this report on Datamation, LISP is a new standard for routing under discussion at the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and is more like a new routing architecture than just a feature or a protocol.


"LISP is all about separating two key features of routing. Mukherjee explained that the Internet's current routing and addressing architecture uses a single numbering space, with a single IP address providing two key pieces of information about an attached device: the identity of a device and how it is connected to the network."

Read the Full LISP Protocol Story at Datamation

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