Sensors 2011, 11(4), 4438-4461; doi:10.3390/s110404438

Distributed Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (D2HCP)

1 Grupo de Análisis, Seguridad y Sistemas (GASS), Departamento de Ingeniería del Software e Inteligencia Artificial (DISIA), Facultad de Informática, Despacho 431, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), Calle Profesor José García Santesmases s/n, Ciudad Universitaria, 28040 Madrid, Spain 2 Grupo de Análisis, Seguridad y Sistemas (GASS), Sección Departamental de Sistemas Informáticos y Computación—Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos y Ciencias de la Computación e Inteligencia Artificial, Facultad de Ciencias Matemáticas, Despacho 310-F, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), Plaza de Ciencias, 3, Ciudad Universitaria, 28040 Madrid, Spain 3 Departamento de Ingeniería de Sistemas, Universidad del Norte, Km. 5 Autopista a Puerto Colombia, Barranquilla, Colombia
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Received: 28 February 2011; in revised form: 10 April 2011 / Accepted: 12 April 2011 / Published: 18 April 2011
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Abstract: Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs) are multihop wireless networks of mobile nodes without any fixed or preexisting infrastructure. The topology of these networks can change randomly due to the unpredictable mobility of nodes and their propagation characteristics. In most networks, including MANETs, each node needs a unique identifier to communicate. This work presents a distributed protocol for dynamic node IP address assignment in MANETs. Nodes of a MANET synchronize from time to time to maintain a record of IP address assignments in the entire network and detect any IP address leaks. The proposed stateful autoconfiguration scheme uses the OLSR proactive routing protocol for synchronization and guarantees unique IP addresses under a variety of network conditions, including message losses and network partitioning. Simulation results show that the protocol incurs low latency and communication overhead for IP address assignment.
Keywords: Mobile Ad Hoc Network(MANETs); MANETs; IP address assignment; autoconfiguration; dynamic host configuration; stateful protocol; synchronization; OLSR proactive routing protocol

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García Villalba, L.J.; Matesanz, J.G.; Sandoval Orozco, A.L.; Márquez Díaz, J.D. Distributed Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (D2HCP). Sensors 2011, 11, 4438-4461.

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García Villalba LJ, Matesanz JG, Sandoval Orozco AL, Márquez Díaz JD. Distributed Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (D2HCP). Sensors. 2011; 11(4):4438-4461.

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García Villalba, Luis Javier; Matesanz, Julián García; Sandoval Orozco, Ana Lucila; Márquez Díaz, José Duván. 2011. "Distributed Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (D2HCP)." Sensors 11, no. 4: 4438-4461.

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