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A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts directories.
Title : Local Mobility Agents in IPv6
Author(s) : G. Dommety, M. Subbarao, R. Patil
Filename : draft-dommety-mobileip-lma-ipv6-00.txt
Pages : 4
Date : 24-Jul-00
Mobile IPv6 is better integrated into IPv6, thereby obviating the
need for Foreign Agents (FA) in IPv6 . In IPv6 most if not all of the functions of the Mobile-IPv4 FA  are assumed by other parts of the Mobile-IPv6 architecture. Specifically, all routers send Router Advertisements and the MN does its own detunneling and Routing Header processing.
This draft proposes the concept of Local Mobility Agents (LMA)in
Mobile IPv6 Architecture. LMA is an optional entity. The main
advantage is that it enables the feasibility of fast handoffs. The
other advantage is Authentication in Local Domain. The other reason
is that in any commercial operators network you will need a
controlling element for mobile users/stations.
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