This document introduces extensions to Mobile IPv6 and IPv6 Neighbour
Discovery to allow for local mobility handling. Hierarchical
mobility management for Mobile IPv6 is designed to reduce the amount
of signalling between the Mobile Node, its Correspondent Nodes, and
its Home Agent. The Mobility Anchor Point (MAP) described in this
document can also be used to improve the performance of Mobile IPv6
in terms of handover speed.
Working Group Summary
This came out of the MIPSHOP WG.
There have been experimental implementations of RFC 4140,
but no known commercial deployments exist. Some interop
testing has been going on.
This specification was reviewed by Jari Arkko for the IESG.
RFC Editor Note
In Section 3.1, change:
through Neighbour Discovery [RFC 4861]the MAP option
through Neighbour Discovery [RFC 4861] and the MAP option
Please change this in 3.1:
The Home address used in the BU is the RCoA.
The Home address used in the BU is the RCoA, which the mobile
node acquires via RFC 4877 [RFC4877] Section 9 mechanisms when
it first contacts a given MAP.