An empirical evaluation of a Shim6 implementation

John Ronan, John McLaughlin

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Several solutions are proposed to enable scalable multihoming over IPv6. One of these proposals is Shim6, a host-based multihoming solution based on the modification of the Internet Protocol stack of the host. This modification adds a layer below the transport protocols but above the forwarding layer. As this approach makes the modifications to the network stack transparent, existing applications automatically benefit from Shim6 functionality. In this paper we investigated aspects of the performance of the Lin- Shim6 implementation from Université Catholique de Louvain. We also outline our modifications of the LinShim6 implementation to allow external software to control the locators used between hosts.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobile Networks and Management - Second International ICST Conference, MONAMI 2010, Revised Selected Papers
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2nd International ICST Conference on Mobile Networks and Management, MONAMI 2010 - Santander, Spain
Duration: 22 Sep 201024 Sep 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
Volume68 LNICST
ISSN (Print)1867-8211


Conference2nd International ICST Conference on Mobile Networks and Management, MONAMI 2010


  • ECN
  • multihoming
  • Shim6


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