Mobility support in IPv6

Mobility support in IPv6 Mobility Support in IPv6 David B. Johnson Computer Science Department Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA 15213 dbj@cs.cmu.edu Charles E. Perkins T. J. Watson Research Center IBM Corporation Hawthorne, NY 10532 perk@watson.ibm.com Abstract IP version 6 (IPv6) is being designed within the IETF as a replacement for the current version of the IP protocol used in the Internet (IPv4). We have designed protocol enhancements for IPv6. known as Mobile IPv6, that allow transparent routing of IPv6 packets to mobile nodes, taking advantage of the opportunities made possible by the design of a new version of IP. In Mobile IPv6, each mobile node is always identified by its home address, regardless of its current point of attachment to the Internet. While away from its home IP subnet, a mobile node is also associated with a care-of address, which indicates the mobile node ™s current location. Mobile IPv6 enables any IPv6 node to learn and cache the care-of address associated with a mobile node ™s home address, and then to send packets destined for the mobile node directly to it at this care-of address using an IPv6 Routing header. 1 Introduction In this paper, we describe the design of a new http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

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Mobility Support in IPv6 David B. Johnson Computer Science Department Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA 15213 dbj@cs.cmu.edu Charles E. Perkins T. J. Watson Research Center IBM Corporation Hawthorne, NY 10532 perk@watson.ibm.com Abstract IP version 6 (IPv6) is being designed within the IETF as a replacement for the current version of the IP protocol used in the Internet (IPv4). We have designed protocol enhancements for IPv6. known as Mobile IPv6, that allow transparent routing of IPv6 packets to mobile nodes, taking advantage of the opportunities made possible by the design of a new version of IP. In Mobile IPv6, each mobile node is always identified by its home address, regardless of its current point of attachment to the Internet. While away from its home IP subnet, a mobile node is also associated with a care-of address, which indicates the mobile node ™s current location. Mobile IPv6 enables any IPv6 node to learn and cache the care-of address associated with a mobile node ™s home address, and then to send packets destined for the mobile node directly to it at this care-of address using an IPv6 Routing header. 1 Introduction In this paper, we describe the design of a new

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