Mobile IPv6 Regional Forwarding

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Authors Jare Malinen  , Charles Perkins 
Last updated 2001-03-08
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Data forwarding to a Mobile IPv6 mobile node employs either encapsulation or routing header -based forwarding, latter when using route optimization. Forwarding through a domain with hierarchical extensions to Mobile IPv6 by default uses encapsulation to pass route-optimized packets over the last hop to the mobile node. However, it is highly desirable to avoid the overhead of sending an extra 40 byte encapsulation header per packet over the last hop. This document describes Mobile IPv6 regional forwarding which is an optional optimized data forwarding method. It avoids the encapsulation header and can be used e.g. with Mobile IPv6 Regional Registrations.


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