Multiple Care-of Addresses Registration
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RFC Editor <email@example.com>, mext mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, mext chair <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Multiple Care-of Addresses Registration' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Multiple Care-of Addresses Registration ' <draft-ietf-monami6-multiplecoa-14.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Mobility EXTensions for IPv6 Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Jari Arkko and Ralph Droms. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-monami6-multiplecoa-14.txt
Technical Summary According to the current Mobile IPv6 specification, a mobile node may have several care-of addresses, but only one, called the primary care-of address, that can be registered with its home agent and the correspondent nodes. However, for matters of cost, bandwidth, delay, etc, it is useful for the mobile node to get Internet access through multiple accesses simultaneously, in which case the mobile node would be configured with multiple active IPv6 care-of addresses. This document proposes extensions to the Mobile IPv6 protocol to register and use multiple care-of addresses. The extensions proposed in this document can be used by Mobile Routers using the NEMO (Network Mobility) Basic Support protocol as well. Working Group Summary This is a product of the former MONAMI6 WG, now part of MEXT WG. Document Quality There are 3 implementations of the protocol: An implementation for MIPL (LINUX), more information: http://www.nautilus6.org/implementation/index.php http://software.nautilus6.org/MCoA/ One implementation for BSD called SHISA which is part of WIDE and is being maintained. Another implementation KDDI R&D. Interoperability between KDDI and SHISA in 2005. http://www.ietf.org/proceedings/05nov/slides/monami6-8.pdf This feature is a must for the automotive industry standardization effort made at ISO. There were many reviewers of the document, but especial in depth reviews were provided by George Tsirtsis, Chan-Wah Ng and Benjamin Lim. No MIB review nor media type reviews were needed. Personnel The Document Shepherd is Marcelo Bagnulo, and the AD is Jari Arkko.