Improvement of MAP Load Balancing in Hierarchical Mobile IPv6

계층적 Mobile IPv6에서의 MAP 부하 분산 개선에 관한 분석

  • 송복섭 (국립한밭대학교 정보통신전문대학원 컴퓨터공학과) ;
  • 김정호 (국립한밭대학교 정보통신전문대학원 컴퓨터공학과)
  • Published : 2009.02.28


The growing need for the mobility supportable networks induces the IP-based mobility management protocols. Though HMIPv6 which manages the micro-mobility of mobile nodes using MAPs suggests an effective method for mobility-support for mobile nodes within the domain that is managed by MAP. There is a problem that traffic may be concentrated on MAPs. In this paper, therefore, we proposed a method that can effectively distribute the traffic which is concentrated on a MAP under phased Mobile IPv6. In our proposed method, two or more MAPs are required and classified as an 'Active MAP' or a 'Passive MAP'. In addition, we defined the state of transition events between Active MAP and Passive MAP and the operations among MAPs for load distribution when an overload condition is occurred at some MAPs by traffic congestion. We compared the performance of our proposed method with its phased Mobile IPv6 to prove the propriety of our proposed method. As a result, we showed that our proposed method can provide an enhanced performance by about 12 percentages in view of packet throughput at the node.


HMIPv6;Mobile IPv6;MAP;Active MAP;Passive MAP


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