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Auto-Configuration Protocols in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
AbstractThe 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.
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García Villalba, L.J.; García Matesanz, J.; Sandoval Orozco, A.L.; Márquez Díaz, J.D. Auto-Configuration Protocols in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks. Sensors 2011, 11, 3652-3666.View more citation formats
García Villalba LJ, García Matesanz J, Sandoval Orozco AL, Márquez Díaz JD. Auto-Configuration Protocols in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks. Sensors. 2011; 11(4):3652-3666.Chicago/Turabian Style
García Villalba, Luis Javier; García Matesanz, Julián; Sandoval Orozco, Ana Lucila; Márquez Díaz, José Duván. 2011. "Auto-Configuration Protocols in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks." Sensors 11, no. 4: 3652-3666.