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This is a Linux implementation of the Locator/Identifier Separation Protocol (LISP). From the Internet Draft:
LISP is a simple, incremental, network-based protocol to implement separation of Internet addresses into Endpoint Identifiers (EIDs) and Routing Locators (RLOCs). This mechanism requires no changes to host stacks and no major changes to existing database infrastructures. The protocol can be implemented in a relatively small number of routers.
The implementation components are: