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Will LISP Redefine Internet Routing?

A novel method for routing Internet traffic could fundamentally reshape the way enterprises and carriers think about WAN networking, while delivering transmissions faster and more efficiently.

It's called LISP, and it's currently under consideration by a working group at the Internet Engineering Task Force, with a final draft slated to emerge as early as next year. Datamation takes a look.


For some, the name LISP 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.

Read the full story at Datamation:
LISP: The Future of Internet Routing?