Building a Massively Scaleable Serverless Layer-2 VPN using Any Source Multicast
To address shortcomings in the scaleability of current VPN technology, the presenter proposes a system that provides a virtual Ethernet layer which is implemented using Any Source Multicast as its underlying medium. He argues that our proposal avoids the problem of server single point of failure and, based on the nature of Any Source Multicast, makes the assertion that our technique has excellent properties of scalability, as there is no known limiting factor to creating VPNs even with extremely large numbers of participating nodes. Lastly, packet switching, routing and interconnection between real Ethernet segments and virtual Ethernet VPNs are also available. This capability implies that physical gateways to a virtual Ethernet VPN can be created, so that machines with no multicast capability can be connected.
This presentation is part of session 2D - Beyond the Client-Server Paradigm.