RRG Terminology

This page contains the terminology that we're using.

locator: A locator is a name for a point of attachment within the topology at a given layer. Objects that change their point of attachment(s) will need to change their associated locator(s). By default, a locator refers to layer 3. It is also possible to have locators at other layers. Locators may have other properties, such as their scope (local or global (default)) and their lifetime (ephemeral or permanent (default)).

identifier: An identifier is the name of an object at a given layer; identifiers have no topological sensitivity, and do not have to change, even if the object changes its point(s) of attachment within the network topology. Identifiers may have other properties, such as the scope of their uniqueness (local or global (default)), the probability of their uniqueness (statistical or absolute (default)), and their lifetime (ephemeral or permanent (default)).

address: An address is a name that is used as both an interface locator and an endpoint identifier.

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