Compare the Network Friendliness of Transport Layer Based Mobility Protocols
The authors propose and estimate a original transport layer mobility management scheme. In network layer based mobility protocols, such as mobile IP, the correspondent node is not alert of handovers and therefore continues to send data at the same rate as before the handover which may demonstrate network unsociability, especially when the capacities of the two subnets differ significantly. On the contrary, transport layer based mobility protocols, such as SIGMA provides seamless handover for mobile hosts and is based on Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP), do not show such phenomena. The objective of this paper is to evaluate and compare the network friendliness of network and transport layer based mobility protocols.