ZNA: A six-layer network architecture for new generation networks - Focusing on the session layer, the network layer, and cross-layer cooperation

Fumio Teraoka, Sho Kanemaru, Kazuma Yonemura, Motoki Ide, Shinji Kawaguchi, Kunitake Kaneko

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Abstract

Using "clean-slate approach" to redesign the Internet has attracted considerable attention. ZNA (Z Network Architecture) is one of clean-slate network architectures based on the layered model. The major features of ZNA are as follows: (1) introducing the session layer to provide the applications with sophisticated communication services, (2) employing inter-node cross-layer cooperation to adapt to the dynamically changing network conditions, (3) splitting the node identifier and the node locator for mobility, multi-homing, and heterogeneity of network layer protocols, (4) splitting the data plane and the control plane for high manageability, and (5) introducing a recursive layered model to support network virtualization. This paper focuses on the first three topics as well as the basic design of ZNA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2583-2595
Number of pages13
JournalIEICE Transactions on Communications
VolumeE97B
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Dec 1

Keywords

  • Clean slate approach
  • Crosslayer cooperation
  • ID/Locator split
  • Session layer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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