Method for handling the simultaneous mobility of mobile hosts in infrastructure-based networks

  • US 20070242628A1
  • Filed: 10/12/2005
  • Published: 10/18/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/12/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for maintaining a communication session in which data is exchanged between a first mobile host connected to a first attachment point an infrastructure-based network and at least a second mobile host connected to a second attachment point in the network as the first mobile host moves from said first attachment point to a third attachment point and the second mobile host moves from said second attachment point to a fourth attachment point comprising the steps of:

  • sending a binding update from the first mobile host to a first stationary location proxy associated with said first mobile host;

    sending a list of all hosts in communication with the first mobile host and the binding update from the first mobile host to a first stationary binding update proxy associated with the first mobile host;

    sending a binding update from the second mobile host to a second stationary location proxy associated with said second mobile host;

    sending a list of all hosts in communication with the second mobile host and the binding update from the second mobile host to a second stationary binding update proxy associated with the second mobile host;

    obtaining the IP address of the first and second mobile hosts at the stationary binding update proxy of each from the stationary location proxy of the other mobile host.

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