Mobile IP Administration Guide

Agent Solicitation

Every mobile node should implement agent solicitation. The mobile node uses the same procedures, defaults, and constants for agent solicitation, as specified for ICMP router solicitation messages.

The rate at which a mobile node sends solicitations is limited by the mobile node. The mobile node can send three initial solicitations at a maximum rate of one per second while searching for an agent. After registering with an agent, the rate at which solicitations are sent is reduced, to limit the overhead on the local network.