A Simple Cost Analysis of Host ID-LOC Separating protocol using SDN Features

  • Received : 2016.11.29
  • Accepted : 2016.12.23
  • Published : 2016.12.30


The IP address used in the Internet has the role of both identifier and locator to bind a host and the application, however, this binding restricts some functions such as mobility and multi-homing. As a result, we suggested a host ID-LOC separation protocol using DHT with SDN features. The proposed scheme is a network-based scheme, and uses IPv6 addresses. The underlying network is partitioned into Host Identity domain and IP domain for identifiers and locators. In this paper, we present a simple cost model for analyzing both the proposed scheme and one of the previous works, the MOFI. The result of cost analysis shows better performance of the proposed scheme.


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