Title

Application-Centric Analysis of IP-based Mobility Management Techniques

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

7-2001

Abstract

This paper considers three applications—VoIP, mobile Web access and mobile server-based data transfers—and evaluates the applicability of various IP-based mobility management mechanisms. We first survey the features and characteristics of various IP mobility protocols, such as MIPv4, MIPv6, MIP-RO, SIP, CIP, HAWAII, MIP-RR and IDMP, and then evaluate their utility on an application-specific basis. The diversity in the mobility-related requirements ensures that no single mobility solution is universally applicable. We recommend a hierarchical mobility architecture. The framework uses our Dynamic Mobility Agent (DMA) architecture for managing intra-domain mobility and multiple application-based binding protocols for supporting inter-domain mobility. Thus, we recommend SIP as the global binding protocol for VoIP applications and MIPv4/MIPv6 as the global binding mechanism for the mobile server scenario.

Discipline

Software Engineering

Research Areas

Software Systems

Publication

Journal of Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing

Volume

1

Issue

3

First Page

313

Last Page

328

ISSN

1530-8677

Identifier

10.1002/wcm.21

Publisher

Wiley

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/wcm.21