Using Active Networking's Adaptability in Ad Hoc Routing [chapter]

Seong-Kyu Song, Scott M. Nettles
Active Networks  
The early goals of Active Networking (AN) were to increase the pace of network evolution and to facilitate application specific protocols. Our aim is to demonstrate that for a specific application domain, Ad Hoc network routing, these goals have been substantially met. We argue that Ad Hoc networking is a domain that is well suited for this demonstration, due to its needs for both evolution and adaptation. We support our claim by building a series of Ad Hoc routing protocols, based on both DSR
more » ... based on both DSR and AODV, that demonstrate heavyweight evolution, lightweight evolution, and routing adaptation. We based our design and implementation on our Mobile Active Networking Environment (MANE). MANE is a direct descendant of PLAN/PLANet and, as such, supports both Active Packets and Active Extensions as programmability mechanisms, thus giving us maximum flexibility in our demonstrations.
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-71500-9_11 dblp:conf/iwan/SongN04 fatcat:pjvwujovg5dbhmm7xeesexo3tq