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Hand-around on Seamless Services and Mobility in Home Networking

IFIP International Federation for Information Processing
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In the age of technology, most of the network services originally run on large scale and base on complicated systems. When theyre brought into our home, the migration could derive further technical problems due to the change of scale and cost. Home networking structure is often improvised and built up with several types of wireless technology, such as WiMedia and WiFi, inside several small rooms. In addition, people enjoy walking around at home and being served without constraints and service interruption, so the seamless services and mobility within home are a must. This paper describes a novel notion on the transition among wireless connectivities at home which is named Hand-around and efficiently provides seamless network services while moving in heterogeneous and improvised home networking. A developing technique in Mobile IPv6, called multiple care-of addresses (MCoA) registration, is the best candidate to accomplish such seamless services in an all-IP home network. Besides, its a pure layer-3 mechanism and hence could more easily apply on and adapt to home services without massively changing the operational flow and system hierarchy, especially suited for services of multimedia, communication and entertainment. This notion also gives a new vision to some scenarios described in Home Gateway Initiative (HGI) document. Full Text at Springer, may require registration or fee

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