Mobile Internet Protocol (IP) is a new recommended Internet protocol designed to support the mobility of a user (host). Host mobility is becoming important because of the recent blossoming of laptop computers and the high desire to have continuous network connectivity anywhere the host happens to be. The development of Mobile IP makes this possible. This paper describes and summarizes the characteristics of the current Internet draft for Mobile IP. In addition to the current internet draft, this paper also discusses alternative Mobile IP proposals so that the reader may understand the different design issues associated with the different protocols.
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