Context reflector for proxy mobile IPv6

Sawako Kiriyama, Ryuji Wakikawa, Jinwei Xia, Fumio Teraoka

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Proxy Mobile IPv6 has been standardized as a network-based mobility management protocol in the IETF. To optimize mobile node's handover performance, a context of the mobile node such as its identifier, accounting, authentication and authorization states is expected to be transferred between mobility entities. This paper proposes a simple context transfer mechanism named Context Reflector for Proxy Mobile IPv6 (Context Reflector). Context Reflector carries any kinds of information of mobile nodes. With Context Reflector, the service such as AAA (Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting), ROHC (Robust Header Compression) and QoS (Quality of Service) can be quickly reestablished after handover of the mobile node. Therefore, the handover latency and the packet loss during handover can be reduced. Comparisons of Context Reflector and other approaches make it clear that Context Reflector is superior in terms of packet loss and handover latency during handover.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-51
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Wireless Mobile Networks, Ubiquitous Computing, and Dependable Applications
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Sept

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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