[menog] IPv6 routing

Richard Barnes richard.barnes at gmail.com
Thu Mar 11 22:54:36 GMT 2010

Actually, IP mobility has been around for a while, both for IPv4 and
IPv6.  The Wikipedia article on the subject has some good starting

One technique that I hear has gotten some attention in 3G/WiMAX
circles (and which isn't on the main wikipedia page) is Proxy Mobile
Kind of nice because it doesn't require upgrades to the host, but it
requires some weird contortions in the network (VPN links to edge

AFAICT, there hasn't been a whole lot of deployment because the
problem that mobile IP solves (enabling a host to keep the same
address) isn't a problem for a lot of Internet applications, in
particular web browsing and email access.

On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 3:25 PM, Umair Mansoor
<umairbinmansoor at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Dear,
> Since the wireless revolution took place, there has been a lot of active
> research in the area. As a somewhat distant observer of the new research
> going particularly in IPv6 and IP routing in general, I am curious to know
> how the routing issue for a roaming, fixed IP (WiMax/3G) client would be
> addressed. Would it not affect the hierarchical structure of IPv6? Among the
> prospective solution (that I have come across so far), apart from VPN, would
> be Locator Identifier Separation Protocol (LISP). Kindly comment on this...
> Regards,
> Umair bin Mansoor
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