HIMALIS: Heterogeneity Inclusion and Mobility Adaptation through Locator ID Separation in New Generation Network

Ved P. KAFLE  Masugi INOUE  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E93-B   No.3   pp.478-489
Publication Date: 2010/03/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E93.B.478
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on New Generation Network towards Innovative Future Society)
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Keyword: 
new generation network,  ID/locator split,  heterogeneity inclusion,  mobility adaptation,  naming and addressing,  

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Summary: 
The current Internet is not capable of meeting the future communication requirements of society, i.e., reliable connectivity in a ubiquitous networking environment. The shortcomings of the Internet are due to the lack of support for mobility, multihoming, security and heterogeneous network layer protocols in the original design. Therefore, to provide ubiquitous networking facilities to the society for future innovation, we have to redesign the future Internet, which we call the New Generation Network. In this paper, we present the Heterogeneity Inclusion and Mobility Adaptation through Locator ID Separation (HIMALIS) architecture for the New Generation Network. The HIMALIS architecture includes a new naming scheme for generating host names and IDs. It also includes a logical control network to store and distribute bindings between host names, IDs, locators and other information useful for providing support for network operation and control. The architecture uses such information to manage network dynamism (i.e., mobility, multihoming) and heterogeneity in network layer protocols. We verify the basic functions of the architecture by implementing and testing them using a testbed system.