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I-D ACTION:draft-elmalki-mobileip-bicasting-v6-03.txt



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	Title		: Simultaneous Bindings for Mobile IPv6 Fast Handoffs
	Author(s)	: K. Malki, H. Soliman
	Filename	: draft-elmalki-mobileip-bicasting-v6-03.txt
	Pages		: 14
	Date		: 2003-7-2
	
Fast Handover for Mobile IPv6 [1] and describes protocols that 
minimise the amount of service disruption when performing layer-3 
handovers. This draft extends the Fast Handover protocol with a 
simultaneous bindings function and the BETH capabilities with a 
bicasting function to minimise packet loss at the MN. Traffic for the 
MN is therefore bicast or n-cast for a short period to its current 
location and to one or more locations where the MN is expected to 
move to shortly. This removes the timing ambiguity regarding when to 
start sending traffic for the MN to its new point of attachment 
following a Fast Handover and allows the decoupling of layer-2 and 
layer-3 handovers. It also saves the MN periods of service disruption 
in the case of ping-pong movement.

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