Overview of Proxy Mobile IP for IPv6 mobility.
Mobile IP (MIP) allows mobile nodes to roam between networks while
keeping existing connections open thus allowing seamless operation
on application level.
However, Mobile IP requires additions to the OS kernel that make deployments
difficult if not impossible alltogether.
Proxy Mobile IPv6 (PMIPv6) allows mobility scenarios for non-MIP aware mobile nodes.
A proxy assumes all functionality required for mobile nodes to roam from
one wireless network to another. PMIPv6 achieves this with a Mobile Access Gateway
(MAG, the proxy) and a Local Mobility Anchor (LMA) that represents the single point of attachment
for corresponding nodes.
PMIPv6 is most suited for campus-type networks where all wireless networks are under
the control of a single authority.