About Nautilus6

The Nautilus6 working group was part of the WIDE organization from 2003 to 2008. Its goal was to provide a better mobility IPv6 environment, especially by improving the Linux and BSD reference implementations, IPv6 related libraries and IPv6 applications. Our implementations are freely available and some of them still maintained by volunteers.

Our Activities

An overview of the past Nautilus6 activities are summarized hereinafter:

  • Host and Network Mobility:

    We have conducted researches into network mobility, as well as participated in reference implementations of the IETF Mobile IPv6 and NEMO Basic Support for BSD and Linux. Freely available implementations of these protocols are listed on the implementation page.

  • Multihoming:

    We have conducted researches into multihoming issues pertaining to mobility (mobile hosts or routers with multiple interfaces, multiple mobile routers, etc), and pushed for standardization at the IETF. We have developed the technology which can benefit from it. Especially, freely available implementations of the Multiple Care-of Address registration protocol (MCoA) is available from the implementation page.

  • Seamless Mobility:

    We have studied and developed fast handover technologies, such as L2-trigger, and the IETF protocols FMIPv6. Implementations of the FMIPv6 protocols are available from the implementation page.

  • Security and Access Control for Mobility:

    We have worked on access control mechanisms adapted to a secure operation of the mobility technologies.

  • Services and Applications for Mobility:

    We have developed demonstrative applications and services that require or benefit from mobility mechanisms. Some of these applications are available from our software page.

  • Operation and Evaluation of the Mobility Technologies:

    In order to demonstrate the readiness of the technology and evaluate its performance, we have launched a public and operational Home Agent service for personal and experimental use at op-ha.nautilus6.org. We currently have 2 Home Agents, one located in Shin-Kawasaki, Japan, and one in Strasbourg, France.


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