7. Security Considerations for MIPv6

  1. Daniel Minoli

Published Online: 26 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118396599.ch7

Mobile Video with Mobile IPv6

Mobile Video with Mobile IPv6

How to Cite

Minoli, D. (2012) Security Considerations for MIPv6, in Mobile Video with Mobile IPv6, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118396599.ch7

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118354971

Online ISBN: 9781118396599



  • enhanced route optimization (ERO);
  • IKEv2;
  • IPsec architecture;
  • MIPv6;
  • SEcure Neighbor Discovery (SEND)


This chapter discusses various security-related issues that have to be taken into account when designing, building, and deploying an MIPv6-enabled network. The MN and the HA must have an IPsec security association to protect this traffic. RFC 4877, an update to RFC 3776, describes MIPv6 operation with the revised IPsec architecture and IKEv2. RFC 4449 provides an alternative, low-latency security mechanism for protecting signaling related to the route optimization in Mobile IPv6. Specifically, RFC 4866 specifies an amendment to route optimization in the basic MIPv6, called enhanced route optimization (ERO). RFC 5419 provides the reasoning behind the need for the authentication protocol. The challenges of location privacy, and privacy when using IP for communication, require attention. The MN generates a public/private key pair using the same public key algorithm as for SEcure Neighbor Discovery (SEND) (RFC 3971). RFC 5637 describes various scenarios where an AAA interface is required.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

Internet protocol security architecture; security of data