Mobile IP

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Mobile IP

An enhancement to the IP protocol that forwards e-mail and other data to traveling users. Mobile IP employs agents in both the user's home network and in the remote network. When logging into a remote network, users register their presence, and the home agent forwards the packets to the remote network.
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The work described in [12], shows the advantages of LIVSIX [10]--a MIPv6 stack--ported from a Linux Desktop PC platform to a mobile platform with a small, cheap, and powerful microprocessor: ColdFire MCF5272 [11] running uClinux.
MIPv6 adds an extension header to IPv6 called Type 2 Routing Header.
MIPv6 adds a new destination option called Home Address option.
In case bidirectional tunneling is used instead of route optimization, a mobile node will receive an IP packet destined to its home address inside another IP packet sent by the HA and intended to its care-of address, MIPv6 will de-tunnel it and get the inner packet.
An IPv6 application can be ported from a non-mobile platform to a mobile platform running MIPv6 without any code change.