Maintenance of Mobile IPv6
There are a few things that I think are needed for the maintenance of
protocol Mobile IPv6; most important appear first:
- help with automated portal authentication in WLAN. Hopping on and
off from a WiFi hotspot to another, even without moving physically,
is often obstructed by web portal authentication requiring user
to type to fill forms; this is not only inconvenient, but in some
cases it is impossible, like with vehicular networks where the
driver is forbidden by law to type while behind the wheel.
- bugs in an otherwise reliable Mobile IPv6 implementation of
a particular equipment manufacturer (HA never deletes a tunnel,
lifetime: remaining never): should the bugs be corrected or shoudl
the spec modified to reflect what the implementation actually
does? Should protocol workarounds be designed to deal with this
- future of the maintenance of the linux open source Mobile IPv6
implementation: just for my clarification - is it still ok? Is there
some project behind it? Or is it dying? Currently the email list
seems silent, and the latest software releases date back to more than
- elimination, or reducing the effect, of the necessity of the 'focal
point' Home Agent: route optimization for the masses and for moving
networks as deployed in vehicles.
- Mobile IPv6 and IPv6 NAT Traversal;
- IPv6 NAT in a moving network;
- bypassing Mobile IPv6 implementation (and use IPv6 NATting) in cases
of particular applications, based on destination IPv6 address and
IPv6-only-when-reversed FQDN name.
- the use of ULAs combined with Global addresses, with Mobile IPv6
(e.g. ULA HoA but GUA CoA, or reverse).
What do you think?