Control plane handoff analysis for IP mobility

Ditchaphong Phoomikiattisak, Saleem Noel Bhatti

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Seamless host mobility is vital to future network mobility, and has been an active research area for a long time. Much research focuses on the performance of the data plane. In this paper, we present comprehensive analyses on the control (signalling) plane in the IETF Mobile IPv6, and compare it with the IRTF Identifier-Locator Network Protocol (ILNP). The control plane behaviour is important in order to assess the robustness and scalability of the mobility protocol. ILNP has a different mobility model from Mobile IPv6: it isa host-based, end-to-end architecture and does not require additional network-layer entities. Hence, the control signals are exchanged only between the end systems. We provide model-based analyses for handoff signalling, and show that ILNP is more efficient than MIPv6 in terms of robustness and scalability. The analytical models we present could also be adapted for other mobility solutions, for comparative assessment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 9th IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference (WMNC)
ISBN (Electronic)9781467387460
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jul 2016
Event9th IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference - WMNC - Colmar, France
Duration: 11 Jul 201613 Jul 2016


Conference9th IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference - WMNC


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