This project was supported in part by DARPA contracts/grants N66001-97-C-8522, N66001-97-C-8523, and F19628-95-C-0193, and by Tektronix, Inc. and Intel Corporation.
Interactive computer systems, Computer software -- Security, Computer software -- Performance, Computer network protocols
Recent advances in the Domain Name System (DNS) and the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) have enabled a new approach to supporting mobile users: location independent naming. In this approach, machines use the same hostname from any internet location, but use an IP address that corresponds to their current location. We describe a protocol that implements location independent naming for nomadic computers, i.e., machines that do not need transparent mobility. Our protocol allows hosts to move across security domains, uses existing protocols, and preserves existing trust relationships. Therefore, it preserves the performance and security of normal IP for nomadic computers at the expense of not providing the transparent mobility of Mobile IP. We contend that this is a reasonable trade-off for nomadic computing.
Steere, David C., Mark Morrissey, Peter Geib, Calton Pu, and Jonathan Walpole. "Location Independent Names for Nomadic Computers." Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering Oregon Graduate Institute (1998).