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The Proxy Mobile IPv6 (PMIPv6) is a network based mobility management protocol standard that was ratified recently by the Network-based Localized Mobility Management (NetLMM) working group of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). PMIPv6 is a protocol that uses the same concepts as used in Mobile IPv6 (MIPv6), but modified to operate in the network part only instead of involving the Mobile Node (MN) as well. PMPv6 is claimed to posses a number of advantages over the host based mobility management protocols in use today, above all MIPv6. The main advantage of using PMIPv6 is the freeing up of the mobile host in doing any mobility related activities and thereby saving its resources.
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