A cooperative approach to user mobility

Robin Kravets, Casey Carter, Luiz Magalhães

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We propose a networking model that treats a ser's set of personal devices as a MObile grouPEd Device, a MOPED, which appears as a single entity to the rest of the Internet. All communication for a user is directed to this point of presence. As the user moves through different environments, the devices cooperate to provide the user with access to all available communication resources. We present the basic networking functionality necessary to enable the operation of MOPEDs and their integration into the Internet. We introduce a middleware layer to extend IP routing to work with MOPEDs and a lightweight IP encapsulation protocol, Multipath Routing enCAPsulation (MRCAP), used to implement that middleware.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-69
Number of pages13
JournalComputer Communication Review
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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