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IST Enable public deliverable D6.1 Report on case studies and initial prototypes is released for public review

January 22nd, 2007

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There have been a number of deliverables released by the IST ENABLE project but one of importance to us here at the TSSG are D6.1 “Report on case studies and initial prototypes (pdf) ” as we were editors, and D5.1″Initial evaluation of state of the art Mobile IPv6 alternatives (pdf)” as our contribution to SHIM6 is highlighted within the docment.
Okay back to D6.1 if your interested, it is a comprehensive summary of an application scenario (search & rescue scene management) and the design of software developments & test-bed integration effort for functionalities being prototyped wthin IST ENABLE.
The combination of the technological developments, initial prototyping and initial test-bed design gives a detailed design of the software architecture, interface descriptions and software modules for six technological components that are to be developed in the project. The six components are, EAP-based MIPv6 bootstrapping, AAA for MIPv6 bootstrapping, Interworking with IPv4 networks, HA load sharing, MIPv6 firewall traversal and Fast Mobile IPv6 (FMIPv6).
It is expected that once the software components are tested and integrated, they can be run as the application scenario (search & rescue) and this will show how ENABLE research has facilitated efficient and operational mobility in large heterogeneous IP networks.
As for D5.1 it provides a state of the art analysis of the Mobile IPv6 alternatives under study within different standardization forums, e.g., IETF, and other experimental approaches currently published in the scientific literature, describing how these proposals could affect the future deployment of mobility and security as a service in operational environments.
In order to assess the identified technologies, a set of evaluation criteria is defined. This ensures that all the relevant features of the mobility management systems are evaluated in a consistent way, and enables a straightforward comparison of the different solutions.
The analyzed technologies are the following:
# Host Identity Protocol (HIP). HIP is a network protocol intended to maintain shared IP-layer state between end hosts. HIP provides decoupling between the IP network address and the host identifier, and hence communication continues even on IP address changes.
# Internet Indirection Infrastructure (i3) and related technologies such as FARA. i3 proposes an overlay-based indirection infrastructure that offers a rendezvous-based communication abstraction, decoupling the act of sending a packet from the act of receiving it. FARA is a more experimental approach, defining a new organization of network architecture concepts, but it is based on the same indirection principle.
# Site Multihoming by IPv6 Intermediation (SHIM6). SHIM6 is a multihoming solution for IPv6 based on the addition of a new network sub-layer. This new layer allows for separating the well known IP location-identifier association by managing a group of assigned IP address and providing to the upper layers a single fixed address.
# Network-based Localized Mobility Management (NetLMM) and Proxy Mobile IPv6 (PMIPv6). NetLMM and PMIPv6 are two alternative technologies that perform localized mobility management, allowing a MN to move from one access router to another inside the same organization in a transparent way. This kind of localized management allows for the reduction in mobility signaling traffic and the improvement of handover performance. One of the most remarkable features is that they work with unmodified (legacy) MNs.
D5.1 provides an assessment of each mobility management solution, the most interesting and deployable technologies are then selected for further study and improvements within the second year of the ENABLE project.
SHIM6 will be one such technology!
Finally all public deliverables can be obtained from Deliverables of IST ENABLE – ENABLING EFFICIENT AND OPERATIONAL MOBILITY IN LARGE METEROGENEOUS IP NETWORKS