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TCP/IP Guide by Charles M. Kozierok

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Mobile IP Agent Discovery

When a mobile node is first turned on, it cannot assume that it is still at home, the way normal IP devices do. It must first determine where it is, and if it is not at home, begin the process of setting up datagram forwarding from its home network. This process is accomplished by communicating with a local router that's serving as an agent through the process called Agent Discovery.

Agent Discovery Process

Agent discovery encompasses the first three steps in the simplified five-step Mobile IP operational summary I gave earlier in discussing general Mobile IP operation. The main goals of Agent Discovery include the following:

Agent/Node Communication Agent Discovery is the method by which a mobile node first establishes ...

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