Flow Bindings in Mobile IPv6 and Network Mobility (NEMO) Basic Support
RFC 6089

Document Type RFC - Proposed Standard (January 2011; No errata)
Updates RFC 5648
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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                       G. Tsirtsis
Request for Comments: 6089                                      Qualcomm
Updates: 5648                                                 H. Soliman
Category: Standards Track                           Elevate Technologies
ISSN: 2070-1721                                             N. Montavont
                                                                   IT/TB
                                                             G. Giaretta
                                                                Qualcomm
                                                          K. Kuladinithi
                                                    University of Bremen
                                                            January 2011

 Flow Bindings in Mobile IPv6 and Network Mobility (NEMO) Basic Support

Abstract

   This document introduces extensions to Mobile IPv6 that allow nodes
   to bind one or more flows to a care-of address.  These extensions
   allow multihomed nodes to instruct home agents and other Mobile IPv6
   entities to direct inbound flows to specific addresses.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on
   Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
   2.  Requirements Notation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   3.  Terminology  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   4.  Mobile IPv6 Extensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
     4.1.  Definition Update for Binding Identifier Mobility
           Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
     4.2.  Flow Identification Mobility Option  . . . . . . . . . . .  5
       4.2.1.  Flow Identification Sub-Options Definition . . . . . .  7
       4.2.2.  Flow Summary Mobility Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
     4.3.  Flow Bindings Entries List and Its Relationship to
           Binding Cache  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
   5.  Protocol Operations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
     5.1.  General  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
       5.1.1.  Preferred Care-of Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
     5.2.  Mobile Node Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
       5.2.1.  Sending BU with BID Options  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
       5.2.2.  Sending BU with Flow Identification Mobility
               Options  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
       5.2.3.  Sending BU with a Flow Summary Option  . . . . . . . . 17
       5.2.4.  Removing Flow Bindings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
       5.2.5.  Returning Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
       5.2.6.  Receiving Binding Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . 19
       5.2.7.  Return Routability Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
     5.3.  HA, MAP, and CN Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
       5.3.1.  Handling Binding Identifier Mobility Options . . . . . 20
       5.3.2.  Handling Flow Identification Mobility Options  . . . . 20
       5.3.3.  Handling Flow Summary Mobility Option  . . . . . . . . 23
       5.3.4.  Flow Binding Removals  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
       5.3.5.  Sending Binding Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . 24
       5.3.6.  Packet Processing  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
   6.  MTU Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
   7.  Security considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
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