VIP: a protocol providing host mobility

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The Virtual Internet Protocol (VIP) is proposed to provide host mobility in the Internet. Unlike other schemes, VIP introduces logical identifiers for mobile hosts. VIP is defined as an instance of the Virtual Network Protocol, a network layer protocol providing the transport layer with host migration transparency and which is applicable to any connectionless-mode network protocol. VIP features scalability to the scale of the network and the total number of mobile hosts. It is free from routing loops with all packets, except for the first packet, traversing the optimum rate. VIP also tolerates the loss of control packets. Currently, VIP is running on a test network.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-75
Number of pages9
JournalCommunications of the ACM
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Aug


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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