A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries. RFC 3374 Title: Problem Description: Reasons For Performing Context Transfers Between Nodes in an IP Access Network Author(s): J. Kempf, Ed. Status: Informational Date: September 2002 Mailbox: email@example.com Pages: 14 Characters: 28245 Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso: None I-D Tag: draft-ietf-seamoby-context-transfer-problem-stat-04.txt URL: ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3374.txt In IP access networks that support host mobility, the routing paths between the host and the network may change frequently and rapidly. In some cases, the host may establish certain context transfer candidate services on subnets that are left behind when the host moves. Examples of such services are Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA), header compression, and Quality of Service (QoS). In order for the host to obtain those services on the new subnet, the host must explicitly re-establish the service by performing the necessary signaling flows from scratch. In some cases, this process would considerably slow the process of establishing the mobile host on the new subnet. An alternative is to transfer information on the existing state associated with these services, or context, to the new subnet, a process called "context transfer". This document discusses the desirability of context transfer for facilitating seamless IP mobility. This document is a product of the Context Transfer, Handoff Candidate Discovery, and Dormant Mode Host Alerting Working Group. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this memo is unlimited. This announcement is sent to the IETF list and the RFC-DIST list. Requests to be added to or deleted from the IETF distribution list should be sent to IETF-REQUEST@IETF.ORG. Requests to be added to or deleted from the RFC-DIST distribution list should be sent to RFC-DIST-REQUEST@RFC-EDITOR.ORG. Details on obtaining RFCs via FTP or EMAIL may be obtained by sending an EMAIL message to rfc-info@RFC-EDITOR.ORG with the message body help: ways_to_get_rfcs. For example: To: rfc-info@RFC-EDITOR.ORG Subject: getting rfcs help: ways_to_get_rfcs Requests for special distribution should be addressed to either the author of the RFC in question, or to RFC-Manager@RFC-EDITOR.ORG. Unless specifically noted otherwise on the RFC itself, all RFCs are for unlimited distribution.echo Submissions for Requests for Comments should be sent to RFC-EDITOR@RFC-EDITOR.ORG. Please consult RFC 2223, Instructions to RFC Authors, for further information.