A Novel Distributed Dynamic IP Configuration Scheme for MANET
In mobile ad hoc network (MANET), unique address allocation is a major task in order to ensure proper routing. Most of the address configuration schemes are based on duplicate address detection (DAD) which requires lots of message passing. In this paper, we have proposed a novel address allocation technique based on simple mutual authentication where each node is capable of generating unique IP address for a new node. So, DAD is not required. This causes significant reduction in the number of message which ultimately results in fewer networks overhead. After a successful allocation, allocating node broadcasts some information about the new node and therefore, the new node is authenticated by the existing node. A meaningful ID is used for each node. Whenever a new node wants to join a MANET, it can choose the network based on its requirement depending on the ID. Our scheme also handles the network partitioning and merging efficiently.
KeywordsMobile ad hoc network DHCP DAD IP address Security Uniqueness
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