Mobile IPv6 Overview

Mobile Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) adds the mobility function to IPv6. Mobile IPv6 is specified in [RFC3775] and [RFC3776]. An IPv6 host that supports the Mobile IPv6 function can move around the IPv6 Internet(*). The host that supports Mobile IPv6 can change its point of attachment to the IPv6 Internet whenever it wants. If a host does not support Mobile IPv6, all the existing connections on the host are terminated when it changes its point of attachment. A connection between two nodes is maintained by the pairing of the source address and the destination address. Since the IPv6 address of an IPv6 node is assigned based on the prefix of the network, the assigned address on a given network becomes invalid when the ...

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