Mobile IPv6

Protocols and Implementation


  • Qing Li, Senior Architect, Blue Coat Systems, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, USA
  • Tatuya Jinmei, Researcher, Toshiba Corp. and Core Member of the KAME Project, JAPAN
  • Keiichi Shima, Researcher, Internet Initiative Japan and Core Member of the KAME Project, JAPAN

Mobile IPv6 has become the key enabling technology for mobile data and multimedia services and devices worldwide (i.e., cellular systems, VoIP handovers over LAN, multi-access network handovers, location privacy, enterprise mobile networking, etc.). 

This book covers the IPv6 host mobility protocol known as "mobile IPv6" and begins with a basic description of mobile IPv6 and then details protocol specifications and data structures as well as actual implementation.  A sample configuration for a real Mobile IPv6 operation is provided at the end of the book.  Source code will be downloadable from a companion website.

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Developers and programmers implementing IPv6 and related protocols in mobile and wireless environments


Book information

  • Published: July 2009
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-375075-4

Table of Contents

1 Introduction

2 Introduction

3 Mobile IPv6 Overview

4 Header Extension

5 Procedure of Mobile IPv6

6 Movement Detection

7 Dynamic Home Agent Address Discovery

8 Mobile Prefix Solicitation/Advertisement

9 Relationship with IPsec

10 Code Introduction

11 Mobile IPv6 Related Structures

12 Macro and Type Definitions

13 Utility Functions

14 Common Mobility Header Processing

15 Home Agent and Correspondent Node

16 Mobile Node

17 Mobile IPv6 Operation