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Mobile IP

Present State and Future

Mondal, Abdul Sakib

Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2003, XIX, 271 p.

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  • About this book

Mobile IP: Present State and Future is an up-to-date introduction to the rapidly evolving field of mobile IP. In addition to detailed coverage of motivation behind mobile IP and fundamental concepts of mobile IP like agent advertisement and discovery, registration and tunneling, the book provides a comprehensive treatment of various associated technical issues such as security, TCP performance, multicasting and integration with wireless. The book has been written to serve as a text for network professionals who are yearning to acquire a clear understanding of this interesting field.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » management - mobile computing - network - performance - security

Related subjects » Communication Networks - Computer Science - Electronics & Electrical Engineering - Security and Cryptology

Table of contents 

I: concepts.- Overview of Mobile IP.- 1.1 Growth of Mobile Computing.- 1.2 Mobility Explained.- 1.3 Internet Routing.- 1.3.1 Routing Table.- 1.3.2 Routing Rules.- 1.3.3 Routing Table Maintenance.- 1.4 Naming and Addressing.- 1.5 Problems Due to Mobility.- 1.6 Different Solution Approaches.- 1.6.1 Address Translation Agent.- 1.6.2 Address Retranslation Agent.- 1.6.3 Address Mapping Database.- 1.7 Proposals from the IETF.- 1.7.1 Design of Mobile IPv4.- 1.7.2 Walk through Mobile IPv4 Operation.- 1.7.3 Extensions to Mobile IPv4 Proposals.- 1.7.4 Mobility under IPv6.- Nuts and Bolts of Mobile IP.- 2.1 Introduction.- 2.2 Agent Advertisement and Agent Discovery.- 2.3 Registration.- 2.4 Routing.- 2.4.1 Unicast Datagram Routing.- 2.4.2 Broadcast Datagram Routing.- 2.4.3 Multicast Datagram Routing.- 2.5 Tunneling.- 2.5.1 IP in IP Encapsulation.- 2.6 Security of Mobile IP.- 2.6.1 Basics.- 2.6.2 Confidentiality.- 2.6.3 Authentication.- 2.6.4 Non-Repudiation.- 2.6.5 Integrity.- 2.6.6 Authorization.- 2.6.7 Security in IP.- 2.6.8 Firewall.- II: Influencing Factors.- Issues with Mobile IP.- 3.1 A Brief Look at the Issues.- 3.2 Security.- 3.2.1 Authentication and Authorization Issues.- 3.2.2 Firewall Traversal for Mobile Hosts.- 3.3 TCP Performance Due to Perceived Congestion.- 3.3.1 Possible Solutions to Handoff Problems.- 3.3.2 Solution for Wireless Networks.- 3.4 Real Time Traffic and Mobile IP.- 3.5 Service Location and Mobile IP.- 3.6 Multicasting and Mobile IP.- 3.6.1 Overview of IP Multicasting.- 3.6.2 Supporting Multicasting in Mobile IP Environment.- 3.6.3 Multicasting for Hierarchical Local Registration.- 3.7 Integration with Wireless Medium.- 3.7.1 Mobility in IETF and GPRS Specifications.- 3.7.2 Integration of Wireless Networks with Internet.- 3.8 SKIP.- 3.8.1 Configuring Firewall and Mobile Node.- 3.8.2 Choosing a Secure Channel.- 3.8.3 Packet Structures for SKIP Firewall Traversal.- 3.8.4 Other Considerations.- 3.9 Concluding Remarks.- Example Implementations.- 4.1 Organization of the Chapter.- 4.2 Dynamics.- 4.2.1 Dynamics Architecture.- 4.2.2 Dynamics Security.- 4.2.3 Protocol Robustness.- 4.2.4 Vendor Extensions.- 4.3 MosquitoNet.- 4.3.1 Advantages of Absence of Foreign Agents.- 4.3.2 Disadvantages of Absence of Foreign Agents.- 4.3.3 MosquitoNet Design.- 4.4 Solaris Mobile IP.- 4.4.1 Implementation of Mobility Agent.- 4.4.2 Implementation of Mobile Node.- 4.5 Cellular IP.- 4.5.1 Cellular IP Architecture.- 4.5.2 Routing Packets in Cellular IP.- 4.5.3 Handoff in Cellular IP.- 4.5.4 Passive Connectivity and Paging in Cellular IP.- 4.5.5 Cellular IP Security.- 4.6 Internet Mobile Host Protocol.- 4.6.1 Route Optimization in IMHP.- 4.6.2 Authentication in IMHP.- 4.7 A Comparison of the Implementations.- 4.7.1 Compatibility with Existing Network Protocols.- 4.7.2 Dependency on Network Support.- 4.7.3 Optimal Routing.- 4.7.4 Support for Security.- 4.7.5 Scalability.- 4.7.6 Support for Handoff.- 4.7.7 Overheads.- 4.7.8 Concluding Remarks.- Future Directions.- 5.1 Introduction.- 5.2 CDPD vs. Mobile IP.- 5.2.1 Which Holds Better Future: CDPD or Mobile IP?.- 5.3 H.323 and Mobile IP 142.- 5.3.1 Future Developments in H.323.- 5.3.2 Session Initiation Protocol.- 5.4 Towards User-Centric Computation Paradigm.- 5.4.1 Architecture.- 5.5 Support for Other Protocols in Mobile IP.- 5.6 Supporting MPLS in Mobile IP.- 5.6.1 Integrating with Mobile IP.- 5.7 Mobile Networking.- 5.8 Conclusion.- III: Mobile IP in the Real World.- Managing Mobile IP.- 6.1 Introduction.- 6.1.1 Identifying Mobile Hosts.- 6.1.2 Installing Agents.- 6.1.3 Configuring Mobile Node.- 6.1.4 Setting up Security Environment.- 6.1.5 Setting up Mobile Management Information Base.- 6.2 An Example Product.- Integrating Mobile and Fixed IP.- 7.1 Evolution of Third Generation Wireless Networks.- 7.2 Introduction to Cellular Networks.- 7.3 Integration of Wireless with the Internet.- 7.3.1 Offering MIP Service to GPRS.- 7.3.2 Improving Routing.- 7.3.3 Intra-System Mobility.- 7.3.4 Issues in 3GPP Solution.- 7.4 Fixed Mobile Convergence.- 7.4.1 Role of Intelligent Network.- 7.5 Wireless LAN/WAN Integration.- 7.6 Summary.- Developing for Mobile IP.- 8.1 Mobile Computing to a Developer.- 8.2 Mobile Computing Systems Design Issues.- 8.2.1 Network Design.- 8.3 Mobile IP Network Design Issues.- 8.3.1 Integration with the Fixed Network.- 8.3.2 Capacity Planning.- 8.3.3 System Availability Design.- 8.3.4 Security Issues.- 8.3.5 Ergonomie Design Considerations.- 8.4 Architectural Choices.- 8.4.1 Structuring Datagrams.- 8.4.2 Choosing a Foreign Agent.- 8.4.3 Selection of a Mobile IP Implementation.- Business Applications.- 9.1 Campus Intranet.- 9.2 Extending Mobility beyond Campus.- 9.3 Mobile IP in an Active Networking Environment.- 9.4 Audio Applications for Mobile IP.- 9.4.1 System Architecture.- 9.5 Delivering Data Services to Mobile Devices.- 9.5.1 Sample Technology to Enable Mobile Data Services.- 9.6 Portals Service.- 9.7 Multimedia Service Delivery.- 9.7.1 Architecture.- 9.8 Vehicle Monitoring Systems.- 9.8.1 OnStar.- 9.8.2 Qualcomm.- 9.8.3 Hegyi GeoTechnologies.- 9.8.4 Dynafleet.- 9.8.5 The Network Vehicle.- 9.8.6 Aspira.- 9.9 Service Delivery Networks.- 9.10 GRX - GPRS Roaming Network.- 9.11 Miscellaneous Applications.- Appendix A: Internet Protocol.- Appendix B: Cellular and Mobile data communication systems.- B.1 Introduction.- B.2 Cellular Digital Network.- Appendix C: Mobile IP Development Materials.- References.

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