HMSP: Host mobility support protocol on the Internet

Hiroshi Shigeno, Hiroshi Ohshima, Yutaka Matsushita

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This paper proposes a host mobility support protocol (HMSP), a new protocol to support mobile host on the Internet. In the design of HMSP, it is intended that modifications of existing networks are held to a minimum, and scalability is realized so that operation is possible among multiple domains distributed over a relatively wide area. The concept of a virtual subnet is introduced into HMSP, and this can be set independently by the domains. The mobile host is assumed to exist on the virtual subnet. Support Host and Root Support Host are introduced as special routers to the virtual subnet and transparent communication to the mobile host is realized by encapsulization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-29
Number of pages10
JournalElectronics and Communications in Japan, Part I: Communications (English translation of Denshi Tsushin Gakkai Ronbunshi)
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1998 May


  • Encapsulization
  • Host mobility
  • Host mobility support protocol
  • Internet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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