Auto-Configuration Protocols in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks



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García Villalba, Luis Javier and García Matesanz, Julián and Sandoval Orozco, Ana Lucila and Márquez Díaz, José Duván (2011) Auto-Configuration Protocols in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks. Sensors, 11 (4). pp. 3652-3666. ISSN 1424-8220

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The TCP/IP protocol allows the different nodes in a network to communicate by associating a different IP address to each node. In wired or wireless networks with infrastructure, we have a server or node acting as such which correctly assigns IP addresses, but in mobile ad hoc networks there is no such centralized entity capable of carrying out this function. Therefore, a protocol is needed to perform the network configuration automatically and in a dynamic way, which will use all nodes in the network (or part thereof) as if they were servers that manage IP addresses. This article reviews the major proposed auto-configuration protocols for mobile ad hoc networks, with particular emphasis on one of the most recent: D2HCP. This work also includes a comparison of auto-configuration protocols for mobile ad hoc networks by specifying the most relevant metrics, such as a guarantee of uniqueness, overhead, latency, dependency on the routing protocol and uniformity.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Auto-configuration protocol; Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET); IP address assignment; distributed dynamic host configuration protocol; D2HCP, routing protocol
Subjects:Sciences > Computer science > Networks
ID Code:15442
Deposited On:31 May 2012 10:56
Last Modified:24 Sep 2020 07:59

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