VIP: Virtual Interface Prototype for Mobile Communication

Conference: PIMRC 2005 - 16th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
09/11/2005 - 09/14/2005 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: PIMRC 2005

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Sethom, Kaouthar; Afifi, Hossam (Institut National des Télécommunications, Evry, France)
Pujolle, Guy (LIP6, University of Paris 6, Paris, France)

With the rapid increase of wireless technologies and ubiquitous mobile computing devices, it is becoming a pressing need for developing new functionalities to support seamless handoff. However, developing and deploying new networking infrastructure is often a long and enduring process. In this paper, we present VIP (Virtual Interface Prototype) a simple and efficient micro-mobility solution. The architecture requires very few changes to existing protocol stacks. In particular, no changes to non-mobile hosts are required. Moreover, the protocol adds no overhead to normal IP routing and delivery.