Section: New Software and Platforms
Participant : Damien Saucez [contact] .
Among many options tackling the scalability issues of the current Internet routing architecture, the Locator/Identifier Separation Protocol (LISP) appears as a viable solution. LISP improves a network's scalability, flexibility, and traffic engineering, enabling mobility with limited overhead. As for any new technology, implementation and deployment are essential to gather and master the real benefits that it provides. We propose a complete open source implementation of the LISP control plane. Our implementation is deployed in the worldwide LISP Beta Network and the French LISP-Lab testbed, and includes the key standardized control plane features. Our control plane software is the companion of the existing OpenLISP dataplane implementation, allowing the deployment of a fully functional open source LISP network compatible with any implementation respecting the standards. As of 2015, OpenLISP is still used to provide connectivity between satellite sites of the LISP-Lab project and has been used as LISP implementation for PACAO, an overlay aiming at optimising Cloud access in distributed data-centers.