A Study of Mobile IP

Date Added: Jan 2010
Format: WORD

Connectivity to the Internet while in motion is becoming an extremely important part of computing research and development. Mobile IP, created by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), is a standard protocol that builds on Internet Protocol by making mobility of a user transparent to applications and higher-level protocols such as Transfer Control Protocol. Mobile IP can be seen as the least common mobility denominator - providing seamless macro mobility solutions among the diversity of access. This paper will attempt to introduce Mobile IP from a technical point of view, while taking into consideration that the reader may not know anything about Mobile IP. However, the reader should know some networking basics before reading further.