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Calling LISP fans... if the're any :-)


Hello guys!
I was wondering is this the right place to ask my questions, but thought should be fine.

As I am a newbie to the LISP world, I’ve been reading a lot about it recently, but really got stuck on some fundamental bits & pieces.

Being reading this article I got really confused about this part:

“Once notices it has a new server to take care of, it installs a specific /32 address in its routing table and registers the /32 address with a map-register message with the map server. Now if initiates traffic back to, the router (the xTR serving will send a solicit-map-request message to (the xTR serving telling it to send out a map-request message for, even thought it thinks it already has a valid RLOC for that address. will send out a new map-request for which results in sending a map-reply back which then leads to install the /32 EID/RLOC info in its map cache..”

My questions here:

1. What happens with traditional/fundamental rules of IP routing when we move Who’s now becoming a new gateway for that host? Do we need to configure /24 secondary address ( on the router interface facing the

2. What happens with to communication here? If we are stretching VLANs using OTC/MPLS/Pure Ethernet – that should be fine (but this is not the LISP case), but if don’t do that? Do we use some kind of proxy-arp mechanism to forward communication between EIDs?

3. In LISP world – how do we authenticate ITR mappings? I mean, how are we authorize router X to be ETR for specific prefix? With traditional IP routing that’s achieved using RIPE database and route objects (bind to AS).

I have quite a few more questions, but these should be good start! Thank you so much in advance and sorry if those sound too lame

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1. The feature is called "VM Mobility with an extended Subnet". For your first question - the answer is:  (Chapter 4 in this document)

2. The feature is called "VM Mobility accross subnets" (Same paper, Chapter 5).

3. Check this video. You'll find your answer at 46:30



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