This book introduces the TCP/IP-savvy reader to the design and implementation of Internet protocols useful for maintaining network connections while moving from place to place. It describes the technology that makes mobile networking possible; in particular, it focuses on Mobile IP, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Standard for mobile networking. Written by Charles E. Perkins, a leader in the mobile networking field, this book discusses: mobile IP; route optimization; IP version 6; use of Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP); and encapsulation.After reading Mobile IP, a network engineer will be able to produce implementations of Mobile IP for mobile nodes, foreign agents, and home agents. As with any Internet protocol, mobile IP requires precise handling of packetized control data; all of the needed steps for that handling are detailed fully in this book. The necessary control mechanisms for processing advertisements (perhaps received over wireless media) are given first, followed by the main part of the Mobile IP protocol, which addresses how the mobile node registers its current IP attachment information with the support infrastructure on its home network. This book also details how Mobile IP specifies the handling of data packets destined for the mobile node.In addition to the base protocol, this book also presents newly specified enhancements to Mobile IP, and details the protocol support needed for enabling mobile networks using IPv6, the new version of IP with 128-bit addresses. Interactions between Mobile IP and other protocols (such as DHCP) are described, enabling network engineers to get a complete understanding of the system effects of deploying Mobile IP in enterprise networks. Other current trends in protocol development relevant to Mobile IP are also described, such as ways to reduce registration traffic with the home network, and first steps towards integrating Mobile IP with enterprise security installations such as firewalls and border routers. ... Read more
Customer Reviews (4)
Good Mobile IP reading materialunder one roof
This book is a good reference for Mobile IP beginners. It is a one shop stop to get information on Mobile IPv4. However when one reads the RFCs, it is clear that the material is a reiteration of the same and the book needs to be updated with the advances.
However if one wishes to start learning about Mobile IP this is a good place to start and obtain information, as well as pointers to other references.
book has no substance
Book was too dry to read. Poorly organized and
lacks practical utility. I prefer James Solomon's
Mobile IP book instead! Also no mention of original
mobile IP ACM SIGCOMM paper by Prof. Gerald Mcquarie.
Might as well just read RFC 2002
This book is pretty much word for word from RFC 2002. Instead of buying this book you should just grab the rfc for free.
The book is an excellent reference, and also good to read!
Despite several years of involvement with Mobile IP as an implementor, and having personally helped to develop it into a standard, I managed to see new things when viewing the details from Charlie's point of view. His ability to present the overviews required to bring the reader through the technology, and from chapter to chapter is logical and clear. At the same time, Charlie provides the reader with suitable references both to other locations within his book, as well as from external sources for later reference. I have experienced first hand Charlie's significant contributions to the Mobile IP standard in both theory, and practice by more than good example. His contribution to Mobile IP, and to the rest of the world in the form of this book should not be overlooked by anyone from the administrator considering utilizing Mobile IP, to the graduate student wishing to understand it.
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