Scalability of Name Resolution for Ambient Networks

  • Pekka Pääkkönen
  • Nadeem Akhtar
  • Rui Campos
  • Cornelia Kappler
  • Petteri Pöyhönen
  • Di Zhou
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3970)


The convergence of mobile domain and data networks has been under focus in the standardization forums. However, dynamic interworking of wired infrastructure, wireless access systems and small scale Personal Area Networks has been challenging due to their heterogeneous nature. One of the most important problems to be solved is name resolution between different terminals and networks. This paper presents a new mechanism for name resolution, which relies on existing naming mechanisms. In particular the focus is on the scalability of the solution from signaling load and latency point of view.


Session Initiation Protocol Distribute Hash Table Signaling Load Domain Name System Resolution Mechanism 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Niebert, N., et al.: Ambient Networks: An Architecture for Communication Networks Beyond 3G. IEEE Wireless Communications 2, 14–22 (2004)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Brunner, M.: Requirements for Signaling Protocols. IETF RFC 3726 (April 2004)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Floyd, S., Paxson, V.: Difficulties in Simulating the Internet. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking 4, 392–403 (2001)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Floyd, S., Kohler, E.: Internet Research Needs Better Models. SIGCOM Computing Communications Review 1, 29–34 (2003)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Hancock, R., et al.: Next Step. In: Signaling (NSIS): Framework. IETF RFC 4080 (June 2005)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Schulzrinne, H., Hancock, R.: GIST General Internet Signaling Transport. IETF draft <draft-ietf-nsis-ntlp-08> (September 2005)Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Partridge, C., Jackson, A.: IPv6 Router Alert Option. IETF RFC 2711 (October 1999)Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    NS-2 website, URL:
  9. 9.
    Mockapetris, P.: Domain Names-Implementation And Specification. IETF RFC 1035 (November 1987)Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Jung, J., Sit, E., Balakrishnan, H., Morris, R.: DNS Performance and the Effectiveness of Caching. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking 5, 589–603 (2002)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Ramasubramanian, V., Sirer, E.G.: The Design and Implementation of a Next Generation Name Service for the Internet. In: 2004 Conference on Applications, technologies, architectures, and protocols for computer communications, pp. 331–342 (2004)Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Mockapetris, P.: Domain Names-Concepts and facilities. IETF RFC 1034 (November 1987)Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    Rosenberg, J., et al.: SIP: Session Initiation Protocol. IETF RFC 3261 (June 2002)Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    Schulzrinne, H., Rosenberg, J.: The Session Initiation Protocol:Internet-Centric Signaling. IEEE Communications Magazine 10, 134–141 (2000)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. 15.
    Moskowitch, R., Nikander, P.: Host Identity Protocol Architecture IETF draft <draft-ietf-hip-arch-03> (August 2005)Google Scholar
  16. 16.
    Akhtar, N., et al.: GANS: A Signaling Framework for Dynamic Interworking between Heterogeneous Networks. In: VTC 2006 (submitted)Google Scholar
  17. 17.
    Pöyhönen, P., et al.: DEEP - A Generic Name Resolution Protocol for Heterogeneous Networks. In: ICTTA 2006 (to appear)Google Scholar
  18. 18.
    Araujo, F., et al.: CHR: a distributed hash table for wireless ad hoc networks. In: 25th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems Workshops, pp. 407–413 (2005)Google Scholar
  19. 19.
    Marquez, F.G., et al.: Interworking of IP Multimedia Core Networks between 3GPP and WLAN. IEEE Wireless Communications 3, 58–65 (2005)CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pekka Pääkkönen
    • 1
  • Nadeem Akhtar
    • 2
  • Rui Campos
    • 3
  • Cornelia Kappler
    • 4
  • Petteri Pöyhönen
    • 5
  • Di Zhou
    • 6
  1. 1.VTT Technical Research Centre of FinlandOuluFinland
  2. 2.University of SurreyGuildfordUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.INESC PortoPortoPortugal
  4. 4.Siemens CommunicationsBerlinGermany
  5. 5.Nokia Research CenterHelsinkiFinland
  6. 6.PSE/SiemensViennaAustria

Personalised recommendations