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Home Agent and Correspondent Node

A home agent is a special router located on a home network to support mobile nodes. A home agent has the following capabilities:

 Maintaining binding information for home registration

 Intercepting and forwarding packets sent to the home addresses of mobile nodes using the Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) in IPv6 encapsulating mechanism

 Forwarding packets sent from mobile nodes using the IPv6 in IPv6 encapsulating mechanism to the final destination of those packets

A correspondent node may have the capability to perform the route optimization procedure described in Chapter 5. Such a node has the following capabilities:

 Receiving binding information for route optimized communication

 Performing direct communication ...

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