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Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing
Volume 2019, Article ID 7464179, 29 pages
Research Article

End-To-End Mobility for the Internet Using ILNP

1Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency, Bangkok, Thailand
2School of Computer Science, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9SX, UK

Correspondence should be addressed to Saleem N. Bhatti;

Received 7 May 2018; Revised 13 December 2018; Accepted 20 January 2019; Published 16 April 2019

Academic Editor: Yu Chen

Copyright © 2019 Ditchaphong Phoomikiattisak and Saleem N. Bhatti. 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.


As the use of mobile devices and methods of wireless connectivity continue to increase, seamless mobility becomes more desirable and important. The current IETF Mobile IP standard relies on additional network entities for mobility management, can have poor performance, and has seen little deployment in real networks. We present a host-based mobility solution with a true end-to-end architecture using the Identifier-Locator Network Protocol (ILNP). We show how the TCP code in the Linux kernel can be extended allowing legacy TCP applications that use the standard C sockets API to operate over ILNP without requiring changes or recompilation. Our direct testbed performance comparison shows that ILNP provides better host mobility support than Mobile IPv6 in terms of session continuity, packet loss, and handoff delay for TCP.