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Re: [PATCHSET] Mobile IPv6 for 2.5.43

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Subject: Re: [PATCHSET] Mobile IPv6 for 2.5.43
From: Noriaki Takamiya <takamiya@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2002 17:44:42 +0900 (JST)
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  This is Takamiya, a member of USAGI Project.
  Your work is very cool.  However, we believe there are several
  issues on direction / design and behavior in your implementation.

  Please note that we're preparing for checking to what extent this
  patch is compliant to the Internet draft of MIPv6.  

  So we may comment other things later.

        It is reasonable to use these macros for modularized
        functions. But the current your implementation needs to select
        HA or MN when compiling the kernel. So, it doesn't seems to be
        needed this macros, and the real function may be called
        directly. How about this?

        Rather, how about using sysctl and so on to switch the

(2) Avoiding Netfilter Hooks
        In your imprementation HA uses netfilter to intercept packets
        sent to MN. We think it is costy so we have a suggestion to
        use FIB structure to forward packets to MN. Bacause we think
        forwarding packets from HA to MN is FORWARDING, not FILTERING.
        We think the kernel maintainers may prefer such a manner using
        FIB structure for forwarding.

(3) Binding Cache
        We think it is reasonable way to use FIB structure to holding
        Binding Cache Entries if you us FIB structure for forwarding
        packets from HA to MN as we suggested (4).

(4) Processing Mobility Header
        How about using ip6_txoptions and hdrproc_lst?
        Because Mobility header is an extension header, we think it is
        reasonable way to handle it in ipv6_parse_exthdrs().

(5) How about using CryptoAPI?
        CryptoAPI is merged to mainline.
        We believe we can use the CryptoAPI for caluculating cookies 
        of RR.  How do you think about this?

(6) Order of HAO and Routing header
        When MN acts also as CN, the order doesn't seems to be
        compliant to ID-18 in the implementation. The order will be
        the following:


        I-D says:


(7) Source Address Selection of MN
        When host acts as MN, your implementation always select HoA as the
        source address. The source address should be a CoA. 

Noriaki Takamiya

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