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I-D ACTION:draft-koodli-seamoby-hc-relocate-00.txt

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	Title		: Context Relocation for Seamless Header Compression in 
                          IP Networks
	Author(s)	: R. Koodli
	Filename	: draft-koodli-seamoby-hc-relocate-00.txt
	Pages		: 16
	Date		: 23-Feb-01
In networks with bandwidth constraints, such as wireless cellular
networks, compression of IP and transport headers may be employed to
obtain better utilization of the available spectrum capacity.  When
header compression is used along with handovers in such networks,
the header compression context needs to be relocated from one IP
access point (i.e., a router) to another in order to achieve seamless
operation.  In this document, we propose a mechanism to achieve this
compression context relocation using options for the handover ICMP
messages defined for IPv6 and suboptions for the destination options
used by mobile nodes to request smooth handovers.

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