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Scalable Support for Transparent Mobile Internetworking

  • David B. Johnson
Part of the The Kluwer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 353)

Abstract

This paper considers the problem of providing transparent support for very large numbers of mobile hosts within a large internetwork such as the Internet. The availability of powerful mobile computing devices and wireless networking products and services is increasing dramatically, but internetworking protocols such as IP used in the Internet do not currently support host movement. To address this need, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is currently developing protocols for mobile hosts in the Internet. This paper analyzes the problem to be solved, reviews the current state of that effort, and discusses its scalability to very large numbers of mobile hosts in a large internetwork.

Keywords

Mobile Host Home Agent Route Optimization Foreign Agent Home Network 
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© Baltzer Science Publishers 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • David B. Johnson
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA

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