VIP: A virtual interface-based aPproach for vertical handover in single-subnet networks

Wei Cheng Xiao, Shih Hsuan Tang, Cheng Fu Chou, Ling Jyh Chen

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Abstract

We propose a simple and practical solution, called the Virtual Interface-based aPproach (VIP), for seamless vertical handover in single-subnet networks. VIP combines a virtual interface and ARP update messages to achieve vertical handovers, and can run stand-alone without modification of existing network protocols or installation of additional servers. Therefore, it is ready for immediate realworld deployment. Using testbed experiments, we evaluate VIP by observing TCP (FTP downloading) behavior in various vertical handover scenarios. The results show that the proposed approach can successfully maintain an application's connectivity in all test cases. Furthermore, the results show that handover from a low capacity link to a high capacity link does not cause service latency; however, during handover from a high capacity link to a lower capacity link, non-negligible latency can not be alleviated unless early handover notification is provided.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 21st International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA 2007
Pages436-442
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event21st International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA 2007 - Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
Duration: 2007 May 212007 May 23

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA
ISSN (Print)1550-445X

Other

Other21st International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA 2007
CountryCanada
CityNiagara Falls, ON
Period07/5/2107/5/23

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Xiao, W. C., Tang, S. H., Chou, C. F., & Chen, L. J. (2007). VIP: A virtual interface-based aPproach for vertical handover in single-subnet networks. In Proceedings - 21st International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA 2007 (pp. 436-442). [4220925] (Proceedings - International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA). https://doi.org/10.1109/AINA.2007.146