Mobile IPv4 Regional Registration

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (mobileip WG)
Authors Gabriel Montenegro  , Pat Calhoun  , Charles Perkins  , Eva Fogelstroem 
Last updated 2004-07-19
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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Using Mobile IP, a mobile node registers with its home agent each time it changes care-of address. If the distance between the visited network and the home network of the mobile node is large, the signaling delay for these registrations may be long. This document describes a new kind of `regional' registrations, i.e. registrations local to the visited domain. The regional signaling is performed via a new network entity called a Gateway Foreign Agent and introduces a layer of hierarchy in the visited domain. Regional registrations reduce the number of signaling messages to the home network, and reduce the signaling delay when a mobile node moves from one foreign agent to another within the same visited domain. This document is an optional extension to the Mobile IPv4 protocol.


Gabriel Montenegro (
Pat Calhoun (
Charles Perkins (
Eva Fogelstroem (

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