[hipl-users] Re: Communication with non-HIP hosts

  • From: Miika Komu <mkomu@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: hipl-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2017 13:51:13 +0200


On 11/25/2017 08:13 AM, Nathan Dehnel wrote:

Can applications on hosts running Host Identity Protocol communicate with applications on hosts not running Host Identity Protocol? It wasn't clear to me after reading the manual.

yes, using normal TCP/IP.

The idea is that HIP is used when the applications employ special (IPv4 or IPv6) virtual addresses. If the application uses normal routable IPv4/IPv6 addresses, then HIP is not being used.

The virtual addresses can be used directly in the application or you can place them on /etc/hip/hosts or /etc/hosts files if you want to use DNS addresses. Placing the virtual addresses to DNS is also possible.

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