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Journal of Computer Systems, Networks, and Communications
Volume 2009, Article ID 383517, 6 pages
Research Article

Experimental Measurements of Host Identity Protocol for Mobile Nodes' Networks

1ReDCAD Research Unit, Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics Engineering, National School of Engineering of Sfax, BP 1173-3038 Sfax, Tunisia
2CNRS Samovar UMR 5157, TELECOM Institute, TELECOM SudParis, 9 rue Charles Fourier, 91011 Evry Cedex, France

Received 2 January 2009; Revised 27 February 2009; Accepted 9 June 2009

Academic Editor: Sghaier Guizani

Copyright © 2009 Maher Ben Jemaa et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The role of Internet Protocol (IP) is becoming more and more problematic especially with the new requirements of mobility and multihoming. Host Identity protocol (HIP) defines a new protocol between the network and transport layers in order to provide a better management to those requirements. The protocol defines a new namespace based on cryptographic identifiers which enable the IP address roles dissociation. Those new identifiers identify hosts rather than IP addresses. Because HIP is a quite recent protocol, we propose to present an experimental evaluation of its basic characteristics.