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Cisco's Mobile IPv4 Host Configuration Extensions (RFC4332)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000132568D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Dec-22
Document File: 12 page(s) / 20K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

K. Leung: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

An IP device requires basic host configuration to be able to communicate. For example, it will typically require an IP address and the address of a DNS server. This information is configured statically or obtained dynamically using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) or Point-to-Point Protocol/IP Control Protocol (PPP/IPCP). However, both DHCP and PPP/IPCP provide host configuration based on the access network. In Mobile IPv4, the registration process boots up a Mobile Node at an access network, also known as a foreign network. The information to configure the

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Network Working Group                                           K. Leung
Request for Comments: 4332                                      A. Patel
Category: Informational                                    Cisco Systems
                                                             G. Tsirtsis
                                                    Flarion Technologies
                                                             E. Klovning
                                                 Birdstep Technology ASA
                                                           December 2005


           Cisco's Mobile IPv4 Host Configuration Extensions

Status of This Memo

   This memo provides information for the Internet community.  It does
   not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of this
   memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2005).

IESG Note

   This RFC is not a candidate for any level of Internet Standard.  The
   IETF disclaims any knowledge of the fitness of this RFC for any
   purpose and in particular notes that the decision to publish is not
   based on IETF review for such things as security, congestion control,
   or inappropriate interaction with deployed protocols.  The RFC Editor
   has chosen to publish this document at its discretion.  Readers of
   this document should exercise caution in evaluating its value for
   implementation and deployment.  See RFC 3932 for more information.

   This RFC does not offer any security mechanisms to provide data
   origin authentication and integrity, yet these security services are
   vitally important in this context.

Abstract

   An IP device requires basic host configuration to be able to
   communicate.  For example, it will typically require an IP address
   and the address of a DNS server.  This information is configured
   statically or obtained dynamically using Dynamic Host Configuration
   Protocol (DHCP) or Point-to-Point Protocol/IP Control Protocol
   (PPP/IPCP).  However, both DHCP and PPP/IPCP provide host
   configuration based on the access network.  In Mobile IPv4, the
   registration process boots up a Mobile Node at an access network,
   also known as a foreign network.  The information to configure the

Leung, et al.                Informational                      [Page 1]
RFC 4332                      Host Config                  December 2005


   host needs to be based on the home network.  This d...