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Local Mobility Anchor (LMA) Discovery for Proxy Mobile IPv6 (RFC6097) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000204105D
Original Publication Date: 2011-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2011-Feb-12
Document File: 20 page(s) / 22K

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J. Korhonen: AUTHOR [+2]


A Proxy Mobile IPv6 (PMIPv6) [RFC5213] deployment would benefit from a functionality where a Mobile Access Gateway (MAG) can dynamically discover a Local Mobility Anchor (LMA) for a Mobile Node (MN) attaching to a PMIPv6 domain. The purpose of the dynamic discovery functionality is to reduce the amount of static configuration in the MAG. Other drivers for the dynamic discovery of an LMA include LMA load balancing solutions and selecting an LMA based on desired services (i.e., allowing service-specific routing of traffic) [RFC5149]. This document describes several possible dynamic LMA discovery approaches and makes a recommendation of the preferred one.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                       J. Korhonen Request for Comments: 6097                        Nokia Siemens Networks Category: Informational                                   V. Devarapalli ISSN: 2070-1721                                          Vasona Networks                                                            February 2011

       Local Mobility Anchor (LMA) Discovery for Proxy Mobile IPv6


   Large Proxy Mobile IPv6 deployments would benefit from a    functionality where a Mobile Access Gateway could dynamically    discover a Local Mobility Anchor for a Mobile Node attaching to a    Proxy Mobile IPv6 domain.  The purpose of the dynamic discovery    functionality is to reduce the amount of static configuration in the    Mobile Access Gateway.  This document describes several possible    dynamic Local Mobility Anchor discovery solutions.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is    published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Not all documents    approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet    Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at

Korhonen & Devarapalli        Informational                     [Page 1]
 RFC 6097                      LMA Discovery                February 2011

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................2

   2. AAA-Based Discovery Solutions ...................................3

      2.1. Receiving the LMA Address during Network Access