Use of SCTP for Seamless Handover

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Author Seok Koh 
Last updated 2003-02-12
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The Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) is a new reliable transport protocol that provides the multihoming feature. Without support of routers in the networks, the SCTP with the ADDIP extension (called mobile SCTP) can be used to provide seamless handover for the mobile host that is changing its IP subnetworks during the session. In the present form, the use of mobile SCTP is targeted for handover of the mobile sessions that are originated from the mobile clients (located in mobile networks) toward the fixed servers (located in the fixed networks). The support for the opposite directional session (initiated by fixed node to mobile node) requires an additional location management scheme such as Mobile IP. In this document, we discuss the generic procedures for seamless handover of mobile SCTP and the concerned implementation issues.


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