Designing the mobile IPv6 security protocol

  • Tuomas Aura ,
  • Michael Roe

MSR-TR-2006-42 |

Groupe des Ecoles des Telecommunication and Hermes Science Publication

Mobile IPv6 is a network-layer mobility protocol for the IPv6 Internet. The protocol includes several security mechanisms, such as the return-routability tests for the mobile’s home address and care-of addresses. This paper explains the threat model and design principles that motivated the Mobile IPv6 security features. While many of the ideas have become parts of the standard toolkit for designing Internet mobility protocols, some details of the reasoning have not been previously documented.