Local Mobility Anchor (LMA) Discovery for Proxy Mobile IPv6 (RFC6097)
Original Publication Date: 2011-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2011-Feb-12
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
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.
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.
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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