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Fast Handoffs in MIPv6

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Authors Karim Malki , Hesham Soliman
Last updated 2000-11-02
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This draft describes a method to achieve Fast Handoffs in Mobile IPv6. Fast Handoffs are required in Mobile IPv6 in order to limit the period of service disruption experienced by a wireless Mobile Node when moving between access routers. This requirement becomes even more important when supporting real-time services. Fast Handoffs involve anticipating the movement of MNs by sending multiple copies of the traffic to potential Mobile Node movement locations. Both flat and Hierarchical Mobile IPv6 models are considered. The Hierarchical MIPv6 mobility Management model in [1] already offers improvements to Mobile IP handoffs by providing a local Mobility Anchor Point (MAP) functionality. Some additions are made to the operation of this existing Hierarchical model to achieve Fast Handoffs.


Karim Malki
Hesham Soliman

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