Migrating home agents towards internetscale mobility deployments

Ryuji Wakikawa, Guillaume Valadon, Jun Murai

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While the IETF standardization process of the Mobile IPv6 and Network Mobility (NEMO) protocols is almost complete, their large-scale deployment is not yet possible. With these technologies, in order to hide location changes of the mobile nodes from the rest of the Internet, a specific router called a home agent is used. However, this equipment generates resilience and performance issues such as protocol scala- bility and longer paths. In order to solve these problems, we describe and analyze a new concept called Home Agent Migration. The main feature of this solution is the distribution of home agents inside the current Internet topology to reduce distances to end-nodes. As is usually done for anycast routing, they advertise the same network prefix from different locations; moreover they also exchange information about their associations with mobile nodes. This produces a Global Mobile eXchange (GMX), an overlay network that efficiently handles data traffic from and to mobile nodes, and operates home agents as would an Internet eXchange Point (IXP). When a correspondent node needs to exchange pack- ets with a mobile node, the data traffic will be intercepted by its closest GMX home agent and redirected to the home agent to which the mobile node is bound.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of CoNEXT'06 - 2nd Conference on Future Networking Technologies
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event2nd Conference on Future Networking Technologies, CoNEXT'06 - Lisboa, Portugal
Duration: 2006 Dec 42006 Dec 7

Publication series

NameProceedings of CoNEXT'06 - 2nd Conference on Future Networking Technologies


Other2nd Conference on Future Networking Technologies, CoNEXT'06


  • Mobile IPv6
  • Mobility management
  • Route optimization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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