Re: IAPP on hostAP

From: Jun Sun (
Date: 2002-08-16 20:38:42 UTC

On Wed, Aug 14, 2002 at 03:30:48PM +0200, Jacques Caron wrote:
> The 802.11f draft is available in the members-only area of the IEEE 802.11
> working group... :-/

Is this supposed to be a secret? Or someone who have access can re-post it somewhere?

> Note that if you use layer 2 roaming, Mobile IP should not see/have to do
> anything. Mobile IP should only need to do anything if you move to a
> different network. It would be interesting to compare performance of L2
> handoffs vs. Mobile IP handoffs (with all the back-end AAA stuff etc.), though.

If I understand it correctly, Mobile IP requires a home base server, while L2 uses vlan. It seems to me L2 approach should be faster, because it only needs to broadcast a message so that switch can update its table, while in the case of mobile IP there should a series of actions (obtaining new IP for mobile client, mobile client sending packets back to home base server, etc)


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