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Mobile Inter-networking with IPv6 : Concepts, Principles and Practices

ISBN: 978-0-470-12647-9
398 pages
April 2007
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Description

A comprehensive reference on understanding, designing, and implementing IP Mobility

This authoritative reference provides readers with a thorough understanding of IP Mobility using Mobile IPv6 and companion advanced mobility protocols including network mobility and fast handovers. It illustrates basic concepts and principles behind the IP Mobility architecture and covers the practices using detailed protocol description. Of particular importance is how mobile networking will support billions of devices without restricting applications or overburdening network infrastructures, and how it will support the movement of users from network to network without compromising security.

Authors Koodli and Perkins investigate how IP mobility is used in practice and the adoption of Mobile IPv6 in CDMA cellular systems. They also cover some experimental work, including performance of VoIP handovers over WLAN, multi-access network handovers, and emerging topics such as location privacy.

In five parts, Mobile Inter-networking with IPv6 covers:

  • Features of IPv6 and IP security
  • Mobility concepts and principles, Mobile IPv6 protocol, packet handling, and network mobility
  • Advanced mobility protocols, including fast handovers, fast handover protocol, context transfers, and hierarchical mobility management
  • Applying IP mobility, including Mobile IPv6 in CDMA packet data networks, enterprise mobile networking, and WLAN fast handovers
  • Emerging topics such as multi-access and mobility, seamless IP handovers, location privacy and IP mobility, and route optimization for Mobile IPv4 using Mobile IPv6 return routability

With chapter exercises and handy references, readers will have plenty of opportunities to pursue topics in further detail. This is a comprehensive reference suitable for practitioners and students with a basic understanding of TCP/IP protocols.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Acronyms.

Part I Introduction and Background.

1 Mobility on the Internet: Introduction.

2 IP Version.

3 IP Security.

Part II IP Mobility.

4 Mobility Concepts and Principles.

5 Mobility Support Using Mobile IP.

6 Mobile IPv6 Protocol.

7 Binding Cache Management.

8 Return Routability.

9 IP Security for Mobile Nodes and their Home Agents.

10 Packet Handling.

11 Movement Detection.

12 Dynamic Home Agent Discovery.

13 Network Mobility.

Part III Advanced Mobility Protocols.

14 Fast Handovers.

15 Fast Handovers Protocol.

16 Context Transfers.

17 Hierarchical Mobility Management.Part IV Applying IP Mobility.

18 Mobile IPv6 in CDMA Packet Data Networks.

19 Enterprise Mobile Networking.

20 Fast Handover in a Wireless LAN.

Part V Emerging Topics in IP Mobility.

21 Multiaccess and Mobility.

22 Seamless Handovers.

23 Location Privacy and IP Mobility.

24 Route Optimization for Mobile IPv4 using Return Routability.

References.

Glossary.

Index.

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Author Information

Rajeev S. Koodli, PhD, received his doctorate from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is Senior Principal Scientist at Nokia Research Center in California. He is author of numerous papers and multiple mobility protocol specifications, Chair of Internet Research Task Force's Mobility Optimizations group, and a recipient of the Nokia Research Center USA Inventor Award.

Charles E. Perkins is a Nokia Fellow at Nokia Research Center in California. He was a principal designer of Mobile IP and Mobile IPv6, and has specified many related mobility management protocols. He has also published numerous articles and papers as well as two previous books on mobile networking.

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