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LISP: The Future of Internet Routing?

Jun 02, 2010, 22:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"For some, the name LISP (define) conjures up memories of an old programming language. For others, LISP has a different meaning that is rooted in the future of Internet routing.

"LISP is an acronym for Locator ID Separation Protocol, which is a new standard for routing under discussion at the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). The promise of LISP is nothing less than changing the way that traffic is routed through the Internet to improve speed and provide routing table efficiencies.

""LISP is more than just a feature or a protocol, it's like a new routing architecture," Ritesh Mukherjee, product manager for LISP at Cisco, told InternetNews.com. "The original idea behind LISP was to solve the Internet's problem of growth in Internet routing tables in the core."

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