The Migrate Approach to Internet Mobility

Alex C. Snoeren, Hari Balakrishnan, and M. Frans Kaashoek.
Proc. of the Oxygen Student Workshop, July 2001

The proliferation of laptops, handheld computers, cellular phones, and other mobile computing platforms connected to the Internet has triggered much research into system support for mobile networking over the past few years. Yet, when viewed as a large-scale, heterogeneous, distributed system, the Internet is notoriously lacking in any form of general support for mobile operation.

We argue that previous work has failed to comprehensively address several important issues. We are developing a session-oriented architecture called Migrate that preserves end-to-end application-layer connectivity by dealing with the five fundamental issues raised by mobility.

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