SockMi - SOCKet MIgration System


SockMi is a mechanism for the migration of a TCP/IP connection between two Linux systems. Only the migrating peer of the connection needs to reside on a Linux system. The migration is completely transparent for the other peer that can reside on a system running any operating system. SockMi requires neither changes to existing Linux kernel data structures nor new system calls.

SockMi is based on the cooperation of a kernel module and a daemon, that allows to migrate an end of a TCP/IP connection to another Linux system running the same software.

SockMi started as a thread of REMUS, an intrusion detection system developed at the Rome University "La Sapienza" and the Italian National Research Council (CNR).