End-to-end mobility for the internet using ILNP

Ditchaphong Phoomikiattisak, Saleem Bhatti*

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As the use of mobile devices and methods of wireless connectivity continue to increase, seamless mobility becomes more desirable and important. The current IETF Mobile IP standard relies on additional network entities for mobility management, can have poor performance, and has seen little deployment in real networks. We present a host-based mobility solution with a true end-to-end architecture using the Identifier-Locator Network Protocol (ILNP). We show how the TCP code in the Linux kernel can be extended allowing legacy TCP applications that use the standard C sockets API to operate over ILNP without requiring changes or recompilation. Our direct testbed performance comparison shows that ILNP provides better host mobility support than Mobile IPv6 in terms of session continuity, packet loss, and handoff delay for TCP.
Original languageEnglish
Article number7464179
Pages (from-to)1-29
Number of pages29
JournalWireless Communications and Mobile Computing
Publication statusPublished - 16 Apr 2019


  • Mobile IP
  • Network-layer soft-handoff
  • Identifier-cocator separation
  • Linux kernel
  • Vertical handoff


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