To this point, we covered many facets of the Mobile IP protocol and its deployment, concluding here with management and troubleshooting. Although IOS Mobile IP can seem somewhat complex, this chapter laid out a flexible solution for address management. Furthermore, the chapter continued to help refine details for deployment and scaling factors, and it provided some guidance in developing a call model. The chapter defined network management and performance-monitoring metrics and, finally, highlighted some common troubleshooting problems.
Chapter 9, "A Look Ahead," takes a look at the future of Mobile IP. It examines the Mobile IPv6 standard and compares it to the current technology. Chapter 9 explores the implementation of Mobile IP as part of cellular network deployments. It also looks at new mobile wireless technologies, such as FLASH-OFDM. Finally, Chapter 9 introduces another host mobility protocolCisco Structured Wireless-Aware Network (SWAN)and shows its relationship to Mobile IP.