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Mobility Impact on Session Survivability Under the SHIM6 Protocol and Enhancement of Its Rehoming Procedure

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Multihoming is a solution that enables a fault-tolerant access to the Internet by configuring on each network entity several IP addresses associated with distinct ISPs. IPv6 natively allows end-hosts and end-sites to be multihomed where nodes and routers can have multiple IP addresses. However, a specific support is required to take full advantage of multihoming. The SHIM6 protocol provides such a support. The authors study in this paper to what extent the mobility impacts the SHIM6 protocol component in general and more specifically the context establishment as it is a sine qua none condition for session survivability.

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