Re: [netext] LMA initiated flow mobility scenario in I-D draft-bernardos-netext-pmipv6-flowmob

Julien Laganier <> Tue, 16 August 2011 15:26 UTC

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Subject: Re: [netext] LMA initiated flow mobility scenario in I-D draft-bernardos-netext-pmipv6-flowmob
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Hi Raj,

On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 8:16 AM,  <> wrote:
> Hello,
> One of the issues that has been raised (by Julien) is about the capability
> that allows an LMA to initiate flow switching.
> The I-D states:
> "
>   A second possible scenario is the following.  A multi-interfaced
>   mobile node is attached to a PMIPv6-Domain and the LMA, at a given
>   moment, decides to move a flow.  The LMA can decide to move a flow as
>   a result of a policy change or upon receiving a trigger either based
>   on network status or based on an event detected at the mobile node
>   and transported via old or new MAG.  How this decision is taken is
>   out of scope of this specification.
> "
> One of the possible consequences of such an action would be packets being
> sent into a void because the MN may be no longer attached to that MAG
> through the specific interface. There has not been a good solution that
> has been presented to the WG. This issue has been considered as being a
> fundamental flaw.
> In view of the criticality of this flaw, I would recommend that the LMA
> initiated flow mobility capability be removed from the I-D prior to it
> being accepted as the WG doc. If WG members feel strongly about having
> this feature, it can be included at a later time when a reasonable
> solution to address the above concern has been presented and accepted.

I support this approach.