DHCP options for Access Point Name and attach type indication

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Access Point Names are used in wireless networks which are based on 3GPP standards to identify a specific gateway element. A mobile node which attaches via a 3GPP access network indicates the gateway to which connectivity is desired by providing the gateways access point name, in the network attach signaling messages. This document specifies a new DHCP option which enables the mobile node to request connectivity to a gateway, identified by the access point name, in DHCP messages. A mobile node whose mobility is managed by the network using Proxy Mobile IPv6 protocol may perform a handover from one access technology to another. This document defines a DHCP option which enables the host to indicate to Proxy Mobile IPv6 elements in the access network if the attachment via the new interface is a handover or a new connection.


Basavaraj Patil (basavaraj.patil@nokia.com)
Kuntal Chowdhury (kchowdhury@starentnetworks.com)
Domagoj Premec (domagoj.premec.ext@nsn.com)

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