Implementation of Credit-Control Authorization with Embedded Mobile IPv6 Authentication

  • HyunGon Kim
  • ByeongKyun Oh
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3677)


In next generation wireless networks, an application must be capable of rating service information in real-time and prior to initiation of the service it is necessary to check whether the end user’s account provides coverage for the requested service. However, to provide prepaid services effectively, credit-control should have minimal latency. In an endeavor to support real-time credit-control for Mobile IPv6 (MIPv6), we design an architecture model of credit-control authorization. The proposed integrated model combines a typical credit-control authorization procedure into the MIPv6 authentication procedure. We implement it on a single server for minimal latency. Thus, the server can perform credit-control authorization and MIPv6 authentication simultaneously. Implementation details are described as software blocks and units. In order to verify the feasibility of the proposed model, latency of credit-control authorization is measured according to various Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) authentication mechanisms. The performance results indicate that the proposed approach has considerably low latency compared with the existing separated models, in which credit-control authorization is separated from the MIPv6 authentication.


Mobile node prepaid authorization Mobile IPv6 


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© IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • HyunGon Kim
    • 1
  • ByeongKyun Oh
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Information SecurityMokpo National UniversityJeonnamKorea

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