Publication Type

Journal Article

Version

Preprint

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.

Keywords

mobility management, VoIP, Web access, mobile IP, SIP, HAWAII, cellular IP, IDMP, DMA, hierarchical

Discipline

Software Engineering

Research Areas

Software and Cyber-Physical 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

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

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

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