Logical Interface Support for multi-mode IP Hosts

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Authors Telemaco Melia  , Sri Gundavelli  , Hidetoshi Yokota  , Carlos Bernardos 
Last updated 2010-07-05
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A Logical Interface is a software semantic internal to the host operating system. This semantic is available in all popular operating systems and is used in various protocol implementations. The Logical Interface support is desirable on the mobile node operating in a Proxy Mobile IPv6 domain, for leveraging various network-based mobility management features such as inter-technology handoffs, multihoming and flow mobility support. This document explains the operational details of Logical Interface construct and the specifics on how the link-layer implementations hide the physical interfaces from the IP stack and from the network nodes. Furthermore, this document identifies the applicability of this approach to various link-layer technologies and analyses the issues around it when used in context with various mobility management features.


Telemaco Melia (telemaco.melia@alcatel-lucent.com)
Sri Gundavelli (sgundave@cisco.com)
Hidetoshi Yokota (yokota@kddilabs.jp)
Carlos Bernardos (cjbc@it.uc3m.es)

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