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An API for IPv6 Multihoming

  • Isaías Martínez-Yelmo
  • Alberto García-Martínez
  • Marcelo Bagnulo Braun
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Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 196)

Abstract

This paper proposes an API for Multihoming in IPv6. This API is based on the Hash Based Addresses and Cryptographically Generated Addresses approaches, which are being developed by the IETF multi6 Working Group. The support of Multihoming implies several actions such as failure detection procedures, reach-ability tests, re-homing procedures and exchange of locators. Applications can benefit from transparent access to Multihoming services only if per host Multihoming parameters are defined. However, more benefits could be obtained by applications if they will be able to configure these parameters. The proposed Multihoming API provides different functions to applications which can modify some parameters and invoke some functions related with the Multihoming Layer.

Keywords

API Multihoming IPv6 

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Copyright information

© International Federation for Information Processing 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Isaías Martínez-Yelmo
    • 1
  • Alberto García-Martínez
    • 1
  • Marcelo Bagnulo Braun
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de TelemáticaUniversidad Carlos III de MadridLeganés, MadridSpain

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