Network Mobility (NEMO) Extensions for Mobile IPv4
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RFC Editor <email@example.com>, mip4 mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, mip4 chair <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Network Mobility (NEMO) Extensions for Mobile IPv4' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Network Mobility (NEMO) Extensions for Mobile IPv4 ' <draft-ietf-mip4-nemo-v4-base-12.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Mobility for IPv4 Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Jari Arkko and Mark Townsley. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-mip4-nemo-v4-base-12.txt
Technical Summary This document defines some new extensions to Mobile IPv4 that allow the Mobile Node to communicate with the Home Agent about additional network prefixes that it may serve in the capacity of a Mobile Router. A Mobile Router can be used to provide connectivity and mobility to an entire mobile network without any modification to other nodes in the mobile network. While it is technically possible to create a Mobile Router through static configuration, this extension allows the network prefixes to be signaled in Registration Request and Reply messages, so that the MN and HA can be explicit about which networks are requested and granted to the Mobile Router. Working Group Summary The working group made some recent changes to indicate that this is just an extension to the Mobile IPv4 protocol, rather than a new mobility management protocol. The document went through last call without any major disagreements coming up. Document Quality Perhaps the draft would benefit by some review from the Routing Area, due to its mention of running dynamic routing protocols over the tunnel between MN and HA. Hopefully this can happen as part of IETF last call. Personnel Document Shepherd is Pete McCann. Jari Arkko has reviewed this specification for the IESG and is the responsible AD for the document.