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Mobility Support in IPv6
RFC 6275

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                   C. Perkins, Ed.
Request for Comments: 6275                                 Tellabs, Inc.
Obsoletes: 3775                                               D. Johnson
Category: Standards Track                                Rice University
ISSN: 2070-1721                                                 J. Arkko
                                                                Ericsson
                                                               July 2011

                        Mobility Support in IPv6

Abstract

   This document specifies Mobile IPv6, a protocol that allows nodes to
   remain reachable while moving around in the IPv6 Internet.  Each
   mobile node is always identified by its home address, regardless of
   its current point of attachment to the Internet.  While situated away
   from its home, a mobile node is also associated with a care-of
   address, which provides information about the mobile node's current
   location.  IPv6 packets addressed to a mobile node's home address are
   transparently routed to its care-of address.  The protocol enables
   IPv6 nodes to cache the binding of a mobile node's home address with
   its care-of address, and to then send any packets destined for the
   mobile node directly to it at this care-of address.  To support this
   operation, Mobile IPv6 defines a new IPv6 protocol and a new
   destination option.  All IPv6 nodes, whether mobile or stationary,
   can communicate with mobile nodes.  This document obsoletes RFC 3775.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on
   Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6275.

Perkins, et al.              Standards Track                    [Page 1]
RFC 6275                Mobility Support in IPv6               July 2011

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Perkins, et al.              Standards Track                    [Page 2]
RFC 6275                Mobility Support in IPv6               July 2011

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................7
   2. Comparison with Mobile IP for IPv4 ..............................8
   3. Terminology .....................................................9
      3.1. General Terms ..............................................9
      3.2. Mobile IPv6 Terms .........................................11
   4. Overview of Mobile IPv6 ........................................15
      4.1. Basic Operation ...........................................15
      4.2. New IPv6 Protocol .........................................17
      4.3. New IPv6 Destination Option ...............................18
      4.4. New IPv6 ICMP Messages ....................................19
      4.5. Conceptual Data Structure Terminology .....................19
      4.6. Unique-Local Addressability ...............................20
   5. Overview of Mobile IPv6 Security ...............................20

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