— Proxy Mobile IPv6 (PMIPv6) offers centralized network-based mobility support for mobile nodes (MN). This centralized nature of mobility leads to the performance issues such as single-point failure, non-optimal routing, low scalability, authentication latency, and signaling overhead. Additionally, PMIPv6 does not support inter-domain handover due to which the on-going sessions cannot be maintained between two PMIPv6 domains. The existing solutions for inter-domain mobility management are considered to be unsuccessful to cope with this problem. In this paper, a novel approach called Secure Inter-domain Distributed PMIPv6 (SIDP) is proposed to overcome the aforementioned issues. The SIDP separates traditional mobility anchors into Control Mobility Anchor (CMA) and Data Mobility Anchor (DMA). CMA holds the functionalities of Mobile Access Gateway (MAG) and control plane whereas DMA buffers and forwards the data plane packets. We present basic design, DMA decision process, strong authentication, dynamic mobility management, optimized routing, and inter-domain handover of our proposed scheme. The authentication procedure is based on symmetric cryptographic and collision free one-way hash function to make the distributed mobility management secure. The security analysis demonstrates that the proposed scheme possesses user anonymity, fraud avoidance, mutual authentication, forward secrecy, backward secrecy, and one-time session key agreement.
— Authentication, centralized mobility management, distributed mobility management, inter-domain handover, Proxy Mobile IPv6.
Muhammad Zubair and Xiangwei Kong are with the School of Communication and Information Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, China (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Saeed Mahfooz is with the Department of Computer Science, University of Peshawar, Pakistan (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Irum Jamshed is with the Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar Pakistan (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Muhammad Zubair, Xiangwei Kong, Saeed Mahfooz, and Irum Jamshed, " SIDP: A Secure Inter-Domain Distributed PMIPv6," International Journal of Information and Electronics Engineering vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 103-110, 2014.