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What is Home Agent

Encyclopedia of Internet Technologies and Applications
A key element in mobile IP and mobile IPv6, where it serves as a combination of an interception agent and forwarding agent.
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Network-Layer Mobility Protocols for IPv6-Based Networks
K. Daniel Wong (Malaysia University of Science and Technology, Malaysia) and Ashutosh Dutta (Telcordia Technologies, USA)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 7
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-993-9.ch051
The Internet is in some ways like the proverbial massive software project whose requirements keep changing, and which is never completed. When the Internet protocols were first designed, there was no concept of the future requirement that IP would need to support mobility. In today’s wireless world, mobility support is one of the key requirements for IP. Like the requirements for QoS, security, and multimedia support, the mobility requirement has arisen due to the phenomenal success of the Internet, as a result of which people want to do more and more things over the Internet.
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The Whole World is Going Mobile
A router on a mobile node's home link with which the mobile node has registered its current care-of address. While the mobile node is away from home, the home agent intercepts packets on the home link destined to the mobile node's home address, encapsulates them, and tunnels them to the mobile node's registered care-of address.
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