Performance Evaluation of Inter-Layer 3 Networking with ID/Locator Separation Architecture

Hiroyuki URABAYASHI  Miki YAMAMOTO  Tomohiko YAGYU  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E94-B   No.10   pp.2741-2750
Publication Date: 2011/10/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E94.B.2741
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on New Paradigm on Content Distribution and Sharing)
ID/Locator separation,  inter-layer 3 networking,  

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In research community of content distribution, a new communication paradigm of rendezvous-based abstraction which easily enables location-free content-oriented services, attracts great attention. ID/Locator separation architecture is originally proposed for resolving increase of routing table size in the current Internet but it has possibility of supporting this abstraction because host ID is clearly separated from its location. This feature of ID/Locator separation means an end host can be identified by ID independent of its network layer protocol. So, ID/Locator separation architecture enables communication with end host(s) operating different network-layer protocol, which might increase candidate paths between host pairs and improve content distribution path. In this paper, we evaluate this improvement of shortest path brought by inter-layer 3 networking. In inter-layer 3 networking, a shared node connecting different network layer plane plays an important role. We evaluate shortest path improvement with various shared node locations and show that strategic assignment of shared nodes brings large improvement. When multiple layer 3 networks are available for users, shortest path might be improved even only with multi-homing (without inter-layer 3 networking). We also evaluate shortest path improvement brought by multi-homing and inter-layer 3 networking for incremental deployment scenario of multi-homing. Our simulation results show that inter-layer 3 networking brings great improvement even with small number of users deploying multi-homing while only multi-homing itself brings small improvement.