System Administration Guide: IP Services

Encapsulation Types

Home agents and foreign agents use one of the available encapsulation methods to support datagrams that use a tunnel. Defined encapsulation methods are IP-in-IP Encapsulation, Minimal Encapsulation, and Generic Routing Encapsulation. Foreign and home agent, or indirect co-located mobile node and home agent cases, must support the same encapsulation method. All Mobile IP entities are required to support IP-in-IP Encapsulation.