Flow-Binding Support for Mobile IP
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org>, mip4 mailing list <email@example.com>, mip4 chair <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Document Action: 'Flow Binding Support for Mobile IP' to Experimental RFC (draft-ietf-mip4-multiple-tunnel-support-13.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Flow Binding Support for Mobile IP' (draft-ietf-mip4-multiple-tunnel-support-13.txt) as Experimental RFC This document is the product of the Mobility for IPv4 Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Brian Haberman and Terry Manderson. A URL of this Internet Draft is: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-mip4-multiple-tunnel-support/
Technical Summary This specification defines extensions to Mobile IP protocol for allowing a mobile node with multiple interfaces to register a care-of address for each of its network interfaces and to simultaneously establish multiple IP tunnels with its home agent. This essentially allows the mobile node to utilize all the available network interfaces and build an higher aggregated logical pipe with its home agent for its home address traffic. Furthermore, these extensions also allow the mobile node and the home agent to negotiate IP traffic flow policies for binding individual flows with the registered care-of addresses. Working Group Summary The draft was uncontroversial, but the process took a very long time because of a lack of reviewers. Adequate review has finally been obtained. Document Quality There is at least one implementation of the protocol. Personnel Peter McCann is the document shepherd. Brian Haberman is the responsible AD.