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Development of a Mobile IPv6 deployment guide

The 6NET Deliverable D4.1.2 'Initial Mobile IPv6 Support Guide' describes the steps necessary to install, configure and operate the Mobile IPv6 implementations of Cisco, MIPL1, KAME2, Microsoft and Lancaster University.

In addition, three case studies of Mobile IPv6 testbed deployment at Sony, FhG and Lancaster University are described.

Several partners, including ULANC, ULP, FhG, OULU, Invenia, INFN-GARR and UCL, established Mobile IPv6 testbeds using a variety of the available implementations. Each testbed has its own focus and provides for a rich set of implementation experiences, which are reflected in this Deliverable. For example, Invenia have configured and tested their Mobile IPv6 testbed with different price/bandwidth policies while ULANC have constructed their testbed to specifically investigate fast handoff performance and QoS provision.

A theoretical analysis of multicast with Mobile IPv6 hosts has been conducted by ULP. Their analysis identified that Multicast Listening Discovery (MLD) must be improved for mobile hosts and a solution has been proposed to handle the handover of a Source Specific Multicast (SSM) source in Mobile IPv6. A large number of NS simulations have also been conducted to compare the efficiency of different methods of group joining.

6NET partners began interoperability testing early in 2004, concentrating on Mobile IPv6 implementations from Cisco, Microsoft, KAME and MIPL.

In July 2004, the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG) approved version 24 of the draft Mobile IPv6 specification as a proposed Standard. This decision provided a stable target for Mobile IPv6 implementors and allowed 6NET partners to synchronise their efforts and begin to conduct inter-site testing and trials.

Mobile IPv6 Home Agents were installed at each participating site and the functionality of Home Agent, Mobile Node and Correspondent Node on each implementation was tested for conformance and interoperability.

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Computing Department, Lancaster University
LA1 4YR Lancaster
United Kingdom
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