Evaluating Self-Addressing Protocols for Ad-Hoc Networks

R. de Oliveira Schmidt, Aiko Pras, Reinaldo Gomes

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    Ad-hoc networks are supposed to operate autonomously and, therefore, self-* technologies are fundamental to their deployment. Many of these so- lutions have been proposed during the last few years, covering several layers and functionalities of network- ing systems. Addressing can be considered as one of the critical operations given the support it provides to other operations such as routing in IP-based net- works. This paper has the goal of analyzing different strategies of addressing in ad-hoc networks. Five self- addressing protocols were evaluated and their strenghts and drawbacks identified. It is not our goal, in this paper, to come up with a new proposal for addressing autonomous networks, but to evaluate existing ones in a non-isolated manner. We considered critical situations of ad-hoc networks, like partition and merging. Conclu- sions about the evaluated protocols are drawn at the end of this paper.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationICT.OPEN 2011
    Place of PublicationNetherlands
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-90-73461-99-4
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011
    EventICT.OPEN 2011 - Veldhoven, Netherlands
    Duration: 14 Nov 201115 Nov 2011

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    ConferenceICT.OPEN 2011


    • METIS-285151
    • IR-79749
    • Simulation
    • EWI-21571
    • Ad hoc networks
    • Addressing
    • Protocol

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