Mobility support with authentic firewall traversal in IPv6

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This paper proposes a protocol to support mobile hosts in IPv6 by introducing a new addressing architecture and a new hop-by-hop option. This protocol also allows a mobile host to communicate with another host via a firewall machine which drops packets from untrustworthy hosts. The new addressing scheme is based on the separation of the identifier and the location of a mobile host. This is a straightforward implementation of the basic concept of VIP, a protocol providing seamless mobility in IPv4. The new hop-by-hop option of IPv6 allows a firewall machine to authenticate the source host of the forwarded packet with negligible overhead. The author plans to implement this protocol on several operating systems in the near future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1132-1137
Number of pages6
JournalIEICE Transactions on Communications
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Authentication
  • Firewall
  • Internet
  • Ipv6
  • Mobility
  • Protocol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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