, Volume 96, Issue 9, pp 777–791 | Cite as

E-D2HCP: enhanced distributed dynamic host configuration protocol

  • L. J. García Villalba
  • A. L. Sandoval Orozco
  • J. García Matesanz
  • T.-H. Kim


Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs) consist of mobile nodes equipped with wireless devices. They do not need any kind of pre-existent infrastructure and are about self-managed networks. MANETs enable communication between mobile nodes without direct links and across multihop paths. To ensure correct operation of the routing protocols, MANETs, have to assign unique IP addresses to the MANET devices. Furthermore, the address assignment is an important issue when dealing with MANET networks because the traditional approaches are not applicable without some changes, having to provide new protocols for the address auto-configuration. These schemes must take into account the properties of MANETs such as dynamic topology, limited resources or lack of infrastructure. In this paper, we propose a stateful scheme for dynamic allocation of IP addresses in MANETs entitled Extended Distributed Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol because it is based on a previous piece of work (D2CHP). This extension includes the network merging not covered by its predecessor. Simulation results show that the new protocol also improves D2HCP functionality in areas such as fault tolerance, concurrency and latency.


Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANETs) IP address assignment  Autoconfiguration Dynamic host configuration Stateful protocol Synchronization OLSR Proactive routing protocol D2HCP E-D2HCP 

Mathematics Subject Classification

68M10 Network design and communication 68M12 Network protocols 



This work was supported by the Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID, Spain) through Acción Integrada MAEC-AECID MEDITERRÁNEO A1/037528/11. This work was also supported by the Security Engineering Research Center, granted by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy (MKE, Korea).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. J. García Villalba
    • 1
  • A. L. Sandoval Orozco
    • 1
  • J. García Matesanz
    • 2
  • T.-H. Kim
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Group of Analysis, Security and Systems (GASS), Department of Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence (DISIA), School of Computer Science, Office 431Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM)MadridSpain
  2. 2.Group of Analysis, Security and Systems (GASS), Departmental Section of Computer Systems and Computing, Faculty of Mathematics, Despacho 310-FUniversidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM)MadridSpain
  3. 3.Department of Multimedia EngineeringHannam UniversityDaejeonKorea
  4. 4.Department of Information TechnologiesGlobal Vision School Australia (GVSA)Sandy BayAustralia

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