NOTE: This charter is accurate as of the 30th IETF Meeting in Toronto. It
may now be out-of-date. (Consider this a "snapshot" of the working
group from that meeting.) Up-to-date charters for all active working
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IP Routing for Wireless/Mobile Hosts (MOBILEIP) Charter
- Kannan Alagappan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Greg Minshall <email@example.com>
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Description of Working Group
The Mobile IP Working Group is chartered to develop or adopt
architectures and protocols to support mobility within the Internet.
In the near-term, protocols for supporting transparent host ``roaming''
among different subnetworks and different media (e.g., LANs, dial-up
links, and wireless communication channels) shall be developed and
entered into the Internet standards track. The work is expected to
consist mainly of new and/or revised protocols at the (inter)network
layer, but may also include proposed modifications to higher-layer
protocols (e.g., transport or directory). However, it shall be a
requirement that the proposed solutions allow mobile hosts to
interoperate with existing Internet systems.
In the longer term, the group may address, to the extent not covered by the
mobile host solutions, other types of internet mobility, such as
mobile subnets (e.g., a local network within a vehicle), or mobile
clusters of subnets (e.g., a collection of hosts, routers, and subnets
within a large vehicle, like a ship or spacecraft, or a collection of
wireless, mobile routers that provide a dynamically changing internet
Goals and Milestones
- Review and approve the Charter, making any changes deemed necessary.
- Post an Internet-Draft documenting the Mobile Hosts protocol.
- Mar 1993
- Review the Charter of the Mobile IP Working Group for additional work required to facilitate non-host mobility.
- Mar 1993
- Submit the Mobile Host Protocol to the IESG as a Proposed Standard.
NOTE: The Internet-Draft(s) listed below may have been deleted
since they are only good for six months.