4. Advanced Features and Functions of MIPv6-Related Protocols—Part 1

  1. Daniel Minoli

Published Online: 26 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118396599.ch4

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How to Cite

Minoli, D. (2012) Advanced Features and Functions of MIPv6-Related Protocols—Part 1, in Mobile Video with Mobile IPv6, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118396599.ch4

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 31 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118354971

Online ISBN: 9781118396599



  • care-of addresses (CoAs);
  • MIPv6-related protocols;
  • mobile IPv6 fast handovers;
  • mobile IPv6 management information base (MIB);
  • network mobility (NEMO) basic support;
  • sockets Application Program Interface (API)


This chapter provides an overview of features and functions of MIPv6, as defined in a family of RFCs that have been published over the years in support of the basic MIPv6 RFC, namely, RFC 3775. The NEMO basic support ensures session continuity for all the nodes in the mobile network, even as the mobile network’s router (MR) changes its point of attachment to the Internet. The basic concept embodied in the FMIPv6 fast handover protocol is to leverage information from the link-layer technology to either predict or rapidly respond to a handover event. There are situations where an MN might acquire several care-of addresses (CoAs). Managed objects related to various conditions of network elements are accessed via a virtual information store, known as the management information base (MIB). RFC 4584 provides an extension to the existing IPv6 advanced sockets Application Program Interface (API) specification (RFC 3542).

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

application program interfaces