Smarter Route Optimization for Mobile IP

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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Wong, K. Daniel (Department of Information Technology, Malaysia University of Science and Technology, Kelana Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia,)

Route optimization in Mobile IP is based on the assumption that the direct path from a correspondent node to a mobile node is more optimal than the indirect path. The indirect path goes through the mobile node’s home agent, so the assumption seems reasonable. However, we analyze situations where the direct path may in fact be more optimal than the indirect path. We then propose measurement-based approaches to route optimization that are more likely to result in the use of the path with lower latency.