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Wireless Networking Complete by Adrian Farrel, Bruce S. Davie, Larry L. Peterson, Pei Zheng

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Chapter 11

Mobile IPv6

Qing Li

Jinmei Tatuya

Keiichi Shima

11.1 Introduction

Mobile IPv6 is a mobility support protocol for IPv6 at the network layer. The specification was standardized at the IETF in June 2004. The standardization process was quite slow compared to the basic IPv6 specification. The initial working group draft of Mobile IPv6 was submitted in 1996, which compares favorably with the first IPv6 draft specification which was proposed to the IPng working group in 1995. The reason for the delay in the standardization of Mobile IPv6 was the need to solve security issues associated with the protocol. Mobile IPv6 enables IPv6 nodes to send or receive packets whose source address does not match the network prefix to which they are currently ...

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