Performance comparison of UMIP and MIP6D-NG using a virtual mobile IPv6 testbed

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Dr. Bokor László
Department of Networked Systems and Services

As a result of the developing wireless infocommunication era, wide range of mobile IT services are provided. Nowadays more and more people claim to have access to mobile networks. Users would like to connect to the Internet with different devices (e.g., tablets, smartphones, notebooks), not just at home, but anywhere and anytime. This demand has led to the development of new mobility management procedures and schemes, which provides stable network connection when users are on the move. As a result of this development Mobile IPv6 has come into being.

In my thesis I am going to introduce Mobile IPv6 protocol, and I am going to test two implementations of this promising mobility management solution. I have chosen this topic, because its actuality cannot be debated: heterogeneous access architectures are getting widespread, moving across them is essential requirement. The number of test results of such mobility management techniques is exiguous, therefore my thesis can provide useful results for those, who are dealing with this topic.

At first, I am going to introduce base Mobile IPv6 protocol and its extensions. These are the Network Mobility Basic Support, the Mobile IPv6 Fast Handovers, the Hierarchical Mobile IPv6, the Proxy Mobile IPv6, the Multiple Care-of Addresses Registration and the Mobile IPv6 Support for Dual Stack Hosts and Routers. In addition, I am going to introduce three distributed mobility management solutions. After this, I am going to test two Mobile IPv6 daemons, the UMIP and the mip6d-ng in a self-designed and implemented virtual testbed environment. During these tests I am going to examine, which implementation can achieve better results.


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