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Providing End-to-End Connectivity Across Heterogeneous Networks

Mies, Sebastian; Wippel, Hans

Abstract (englisch):
The incremental adoption of IPv6, middle boxes (e.g., NATs, Firewalls) as well as completely new network types and protocols plot a possible future of the Internet: Manifold networks (e.g. IPv4, IPv6, Industrial Ethernet, sensor networks), which are not supposed or able to communicate directly. To allow communication between these networks, relays --- devices located in multiple networks that behave like gateways --- are required. These relays translate between multiple network domains (e.g., IPv4/IPv6 domain) and provide the necessary end-to-end connectivity. In this scenario it is likely that a message has to traverse multiple domains. To find a relay path to another device and allow end-to-end communication, the following issues need to be addressed: (1) detection of domain borders, (2) finding appropriate relay paths, (3) managing relays. We propose a solution towards these problems for the Spontaneous Virtual Networks Project (SpoVNet) based on virtual coordinates.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Telematik (TM)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Jahr 2008
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000087826
Erschienen in 8th Würzburg Workshop on IP: Joint EuroFGI and ITG Workshop on "Visions of Future Generation Networks", Würzburg, 21.-22. Juli 2008
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