Network Access Redundancy and Load Balancing with LISP
Nowadays many scenarios require high-available internet access, for example medical and infrastructural applications. To avoid a single point of failure when using network access from only one provider, the combination of heterogeneous communication systems (e.g. terrestrial and satellite communication) is favorable. Regarding practical realization, the Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP, RFC 6830) can be used for such purposes. LISP is a versatile map-and-encapsulate protocol which is useful for traffic engineering, multihoming and mobility. In this work, LISP shall be reviewed and deployed in a testbed in order to demonstrate its capabilities for handling link failures. LISP also provides possibilities for load balancing, which shall be evaluated in a second step. Especially the question how frequently the mapping system can be updated is of interest.
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