Fast Handovers for Mobile IPv6
draft-ietf-mipshop-fmipv6-rev-00

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (mipshop WG)
Author Rajeev Koodli 
Last updated 2006-04-17 (latest revision 2006-04-14)
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft can be found at
https://www.ietf.org/archive/id/draft-ietf-mipshop-fmipv6-rev-00.txt

Abstract

Mobile IPv6 enables a Mobile Node to maintain its connectivity to the Internet when moving from an Access Router to another, a process referred to as handover. During handover, there is a period when the Mobile Node is unable to send or receive packets due to both link switching delay and IP protocol operations. This ``handover latency'' resulting from standard Mobile IPv6 procedures, namely movement detection, new Care of Address configuration and Binding Update, is often unacceptable to real-time traffic such as Voice over IP. Reducing the handover latency could be beneficial to non real-time, throughput-sensitive applications as well. This document specifies a protocol to improve handover latency due to Mobile IPv6 procedures. This document does not address improving the link switching latency.

Authors

Rajeev Koodli (rajeev.koodli@nokia.com)

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