Multicast Listener Extensions for MIPv6 and PMIPv6 Fast Handovers
draft-ietf-multimob-fmipv6-pfmipv6-multicast-05

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MULTIMOB Group                                           T. Schmidt, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                               HAW Hamburg
Updates: 5568 (if approved)                                 M. Waehlisch
Intended status: Experimental                       link-lab & FU Berlin
Expires: September 20, 2014                                    R. Koodli
                                                                   Intel
                                                            G. Fairhurst
                                                  University of Aberdeen
                                                             Dapeng. Liu
                                                            China Mobile
                                                          March 19, 2014

   Multicast Listener Extensions for MIPv6 and PMIPv6 Fast Handovers
            draft-ietf-multimob-fmipv6-pfmipv6-multicast-05

Abstract

   Fast handover protocols for MIPv6 and PMIPv6 define mobility
   management procedures that support unicast communication at reduced
   handover latency.  Fast handover base operations do not affect
   multicast communication, and hence do not accelerate handover
   management for native multicast listeners.  Many multicast
   applications like IPTV or conferencing, though, comprise delay-
   sensitive real-time traffic and will benefit from fast handover
   completion.  This document specifies extension of the Mobile IPv6
   Fast Handovers (FMIPv6) and the Fast Handovers for Proxy Mobile IPv6
   (PFMIPv6) protocols to include multicast traffic management in fast
   handover operations.  This multicast support is provided first at the
   control plane by a management of rapid context transfer between
   access routers, second at the data plane by an optional fast traffic
   forwarding that may include buffering.  An FMIPv6 access router
   indicates support for multicast using an updated Proxy Router
   Advertisements message format.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.1.  Use Cases and Deployment Scenarios  . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   3.  Protocol Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.1.  Multicast Context Transfer between Access Routers . . . .   6
     3.2.  Protocol Operations Specific to FMIPv6  . . . . . . . . .   8
     3.3.  Protocol Operations Specific to PFMIPv6 . . . . . . . . .  10
   4.  Protocol Details  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     4.1.  Protocol Operations Specific to FMIPv6  . . . . . . . . .  14
       4.1.1.  Operations of the Mobile Node . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
       4.1.2.  Operations of the Previous Access Router  . . . . . .  14
       4.1.3.  Operations of the New Access Router . . . . . . . . .  15
       4.1.4.  Buffering Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     4.2.  Protocol Operations Specific to PFMIPv6 . . . . . . . . .  16
       4.2.1.  Operations of the Mobile Node . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
       4.2.2.  Operations of the Previous MAG  . . . . . . . . . . .  16
       4.2.3.  Operations of the New MAG . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
       4.2.4.  IPv4 Support Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
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