Enhancements to Mobile IP with Active Networks

  • Kwan-Wu Chin
  • Mohan Kumar
  • Craig Farrell
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1942)


This paper investigates application of active networking technology to enhance Internet Engineering TaskF orce (IETF) Mobile IP. We propose an active delivery scheme (ADS) that enhances the operation of Mobile IP. ADS contains the following functionalities: redirection of packets, fast handoff, efficient delivery of binding updates and a frameworkfor aggregation location update messages. Simulation results show significant improvements in transmission control protocol (TCP) performance with ADS. The performance of ADS is compared with those of original and optimised schemes. The improvements due to ADS are most significant when both communicating ends are mobile and during high handoff latencies.


Transmission Control Protocol Mobile Host None None Home Agent Congestion Window 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    C. Perkins, “RFC2002: IP mobility support,” Oct. 1996. 398Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    C. Perkins, “IETF draft: Route optimization in mobile IP,” Dec. 1997. 398, 409Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    R. Caceres and V. N. Padmanabhan, “Fast and scalable handoffs for wireless internetworks,” in ACM/IEEE MOBICOM'96, (Rye, New York, USA), Nov. 1996. 401Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    B. R. Badrinath and P. Sudame, “Car pooling on the net: Performance and implications,” in ACM SIGCOMM'99, (Massachusetts, USA), 1999. 406Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    V. Jacobson, “Congestion avoidance and control,” Computer Communication Review, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 314–329, 1988. 408CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Network Research Group, “ns-LBNL network simulator.” Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. 409
  7. 7.
    D. S. Alexander, M. Shaw, S. M. Nettles, and J. M. Smith, “Active bridging,” in Proceedings of SIGCOMM '97, 1997. 409Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    D. S. Alexander, B. Braden, C. A. Gunter, A. W. Jackson, A. D. Keromytis, G. J. Minden, and D. Wetherall, “Active networke ncapsulation protocol (ANEP),” July 1997. 409
  9. 9.
    S. Seshan, H. Balakrishnan, and R. H. Katz, “Handoffs in cellular wireless networks: The Daedalus implementation and experience,” Kluwer International Journal on Wireless Communication Systems, 1996. To Appear. 410Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    H. Balakrishnan, V. N. Padmanabhan, S. Seshan, and R. H. Katz, “A comparison of mechanisms for improving TCP performance over wireless links,” IEEE/ACM Transaction on Networking, Dec. 1997. 410Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    K. Fall and S. Floyd, “Simulation-based comparisons of tahoe, reno, and SACK TCP,” Computer Communication Review, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 5–21, 1996. 410CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kwan-Wu Chin
    • 1
  • Mohan Kumar
    • 1
  • Craig Farrell
    • 2
  1. 1.School of ComputingCurtin University of TechnologyBentleyWestern Australia
  2. 2.NetworkHa rmoni Inc.San DiegoUSA

Personalised recommendations