Extending DNS to Support Geocasting Towards VANETs: A Proposal

Tiago Fioreze, Geert Heijenk

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    The delivery of IP packets to a set of elements lying within a designated geographical area, also known as geocasting, is an important aspect in vehicular networks. Geocast messages can be used, for instance, to warn drivers about road conditions (e.g., weather hazards) and therefore prevent accidents. In order for geocasting to work on the Internet, IP addresses must be associated with geographical coordinates, either temporary (vehicles in transit on a road) or permanently (roadside units along the road). However, finding IP nodes within specified geographical areas is still an open issue, even though several proposals have been made. The objective of this paper is to introduce a novel proposal to extend DNS capabilities in order to support geocast.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Second IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC 2010)
    Place of PublicationUSA
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-9524-5
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010
    EventIEEE Vehicular Networking Conference, VNC 2010 - Jersey City, United States
    Duration: 13 Dec 201015 Dec 2010

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    PublisherIEEE Communications Society


    ConferenceIEEE Vehicular Networking Conference, VNC 2010
    Abbreviated titleVNC
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityJersey City
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    • METIS-275814
    • EWI-19186
    • CR-C.2
    • IR-75336

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