Conference Paper

Supporting Address Autoconfiguration for IPv6 in IEEE 802.16e Based Network

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-69839-5_71 Conference: Computational Science and Its Applications - ICCSA 2008, International Conference, Perugia, Italy, June 30 - July 3, 2008, Proceedings, Part I
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Introduction of IPv6 protocol in IEEE 802.16e based network without any modification could occur many problems due to IEEE
802.16 standard’s point-to-multipoint and connection oriented features and absent of the native multicast support. In this
paper, we propose a method for supporting address autoconfiguration and DAD mechanism to the IPv6 nodes in IEEE 802.16e based
network. The proposed scheme uses multicast and broadcast service (MBS) and the service’s transport connection identifiers
(MCIDs) and assigns them to the IPv6 node as soon as the nodes complete the layer 2 handover. Using the proposed scheme, IPv6
nodes in IEEE 802.16e network can exchange the ND messages sent to the multicast address. We analyze the network resource
usages for the existing method and the proposed scheme. Through the performance evaluation, we see that the proposed scheme
can reduce the whole network resource usage up to maximum 32 percent.

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