Mobile Codes Localization in Ad hoc Networks: a Comparative Study of Centralized and Distributed Approaches

Youcef Zafoune, Aicha Mokhtari, Rushed kanawati
2010 International Journal of Computer Networks & Communications  
This paper presents a new approach in the management of mobile ad hoc networks. Our alternative, based on mobile agent technology, allows the design of mobile centralized server in ad hoc network, where it is not obvious to think about a centralized management, due to the absence of any administration or fixed infrastructure in these networks. The aim of this centralized approach is to provide permanent availability of services in ad hoc networks which are characterized by a distributed
more » ... nt. In order to evaluate the performance of the proposed approach, we apply it to solve the problem of mobile code localization in ad hoc networks. A comparative study, based upon a simulation, of centralized and distributed localization protocols in terms of messages number exchanged and response time shows that the centralized approach in a distributed form is more interesting than a totally centralized approach.
doi:10.5121/ijcnc.2010.2213 fatcat:25awxpczsjf6zkh5k23wpbq6xq