Mobility Support in IPv6

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Authors Charles Perkins  , Fumio Teraoka  , David Johnson 
Last updated 1997-06-03 (latest revision 1997-08-09)
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This memo describes a protocol to support mobility in IPv6. The mobile node has an identifier (home address) and a temporary address (care-of address). The IPv6 base header includes the temporary addresses so that the source and destination addresses are always topologically significant, while the identifiers are included in the Destination Options Header. End nodes may have authentic cache information between identifiers and addresses for routing optimization. This protocol introduces two new destination options: `Source Identifier' and `Destination Identifier', and also introduces two control packets using UDP.


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