A mobility protocol framework to support multiple namespaces

M. Ishiyama, M. Kunishi, M. Kohno, Fumio Teraoka

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This paper presents a new mobility protocol that supports multiple namespaces on IPv6 networks. Our proposed protocol framework allows a mobile node to specify a correspondent node by a name that is defined in any namespace as a node identifier. This technique removes certain restrictions on the space of node identifiers and allows mobile nodes to communicate with each other regardless of their location. Mobile nodes negotiate a pseudo node identifier which is unique between the two nodes, with a correspondent node that is identified by the name. We make this pseudo node identifier compatible with the IPv6 address format; we can thus use existing IPv6 applications with our proposed mobility framework. This framework is based on Location Independent Network Architecture (LINA), and provides mobility support in a simple fashion and with low protocol overhead. We also demonstrate how to provide anonymity to our mobility protocol by using a dynamic pseudo node identifier.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2003 Symposium on Applications and the Internet Workshops, SAINT 2003
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0769518737, 9780769518732
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Event2003 Symposium on Applications and the Internet Workshops, SAINT 2003 - Orlando, United States
Duration: 2003 Jan 272003 Jan 31


Other2003 Symposium on Applications and the Internet Workshops, SAINT 2003
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Access protocols
  • Computer architecture
  • Computer science
  • Laboratories
  • Mobile communication
  • Mobile computing
  • Network interfaces
  • Personal digital assistants
  • Research and development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications


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