Electronic-oriented IP address auto-configuration protocol for MANET

Jin Ok Hwang, Hyo Beom Lee, Sung Gi Min

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In an ad-hoc network, configuration of an IP address based on the current Internet protocol version, is an important task. Previous allocation methods for automatic IP configuration have several drawbacks, such as wasted address space, message implosion, and/or long delay (e.g., using the duplicate address detection [DAD] procedure). Such methods are unsuitable for connecting a mobile ad-hoc network directly to an external network, such as the Internet, because mobile nodes frequently move in a dynamic environment. Mobile devices need a quick and unique IP auto-configuration scheme in small-scale environments. Therefore, we propose the electronic-oriented IP address configuration scheme, which consists of electronic bit position (EBP) and electronic MAP (eMAP) schemes. The EBP allocates IP addresses, and the eMAP locates reusable IP addresses among crashed or abruptly abandoned mobile nodes. The protocol for message handling uses a random back-off mechanism that decreases delay time and response implosion. The protocol was tested with a network simulator (ns-2).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAd-Hoc, Mobile, and Wireless Networks - 6th International Conference, ADHOC-NOW 2007, Proceeedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783540748229
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event6th International Conference on AD-HOC NetwOrks and Wireless, ADHOC-NOW 2007 - Morelia, Mexico
Duration: 2007 Sept 242007 Sept 26

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4686 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other6th International Conference on AD-HOC NetwOrks and Wireless, ADHOC-NOW 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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