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LISP (Location Identifier Separation Protocol) is a protocol designed by a small group of Cisco engineers who are responsible for many of the protocols that power today’s Internet. It provides important advancements to the Network Layer, and many necessary features for ease of use, decentralization, security, scalability, and for secure access schemes for hybrid networks. LISP builds state-of-art next-generation Internet Architectures and Protocols to enable modern-use applications to scale securely and run efficiently.

LISP

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Ease of Use

Imagine if your phone number changed every time you changed location, this is how IP (Internet Protocol) addresses work in their current form. Alternatively, LISP provides a unique End Point Identifier (EID) that allows one to have a consistent address, even when roaming between networks. This means that genuine peer-to-peer connectivity is possible, because you are always accessible at one address, and remain so even when mobile.

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EIDs

EIDs (End Point Identifiers) replace your IP address which in a standard network contains the identifier and the location. With LISP, the EID becomes the identifier, while the RLOC (Routing Locator) becomes the location. This decoupling enables a device to freely roam between networks, as only the RLOC changes, not the EID.

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Scalability

LISP supports Multicast and IPv6 Crypto-EIDs which provide additional scaling and security to the network, making it a very attractive feature for blockchain applications and the emerging IoT industry.

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Encryption

LISP supports ‘data plane’ encryption for any device (including IoT devices) to communicate over the underlay, meaning that one benefits from encryption at the level of LISP and at the Nexus application layer.

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