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dc.creatorPatchipulusu, Praveenaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-07T23:07:35Z
dc.date.available2012-06-07T23:07:35Z
dc.date.created2001en_US
dc.date.issued2001
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2001-THESIS-P368en_US
dc.descriptionDue to the character of the original source materials and the nature of batch digitization, quality control issues may be present in this document. Please report any quality issues you encounter to digital@library.tamu.edu, referencing the URI of the item.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 38-40).en_US
dc.descriptionIssued also on microfiche from Lange Micrographics.en_US
dc.description.abstractAddress allocation is an important issue in Mobile ad hoc networks. This thesis proposes solutions to assign unique IP addresses to nodes participating in Mobile ad hoc networks and evaluates the proposed solutions. Address allocation protocols such as DHCP are centralized in nature. In Mobile ad hoc networks, due to the lack of a central server, such protocols are not very suitable. In order to truly be a network of peers, a MANET requires a distributed algorithm for address assignment. Therefore, mechanisms like DHCP are not sufficient to assign IP addresses in the MANET environment when nodes enter and leave the MANET group at their will. This thesis proposes a distributed algorithm "Dynamic Address Allocation Protocol". This protocol takes the concept of the central node allocating the IP address but the functionality of the central node is distributed among all the nodes. This protocol uses mac addresses to identify network merging. This thesis also proposes another solution in which unique identifiers are sent along with the routing messages, which help to distinguish between duplicate addresses, and thus provide a way to uniquely identify a node.en_US
dc.format.mediumelectronicen_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherTexas A&M Universityen_US
dc.rightsThis thesis was part of a retrospective digitization project authorized by the Texas A&M University Libraries in 2008. Copyright remains vested with the author(s). It is the user's responsibility to secure permission from the copyright holder(s) for re-use of the work beyond the provision of Fair Use.en_US
dc.subjectcomputer science.en_US
dc.subjectMajor computer science.en_US
dc.titleDynamic address allocation protocols for Mobile ad hoc networksen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinecomputer scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.type.genrethesis
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