End-host mobility and multihoming with the host identity protocol

Pekka Nikander, T. Henderson, C. Vogt, Jari Arkko

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Abstract

This document defines mobility and multihoming extensions to the Host Identity Protocol (HIP). Specifically, this document defines a general "LOCATOR" parameter for HIP messages that allows for a HIP host to notify peers about alternate addresses at which it may be reached. This document also defines elements of procedure for mobility of a HIP host - the process by which a host dynamically changes the primary locator that it uses to receive packets. While the same LOCATOR parameter can also be used to support end-host multihoming, detailed procedures are left for further study.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages40
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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