Network Address Management in MANETs Using an Ant Colony Metaphor [chapter]

Alvaro Pachón, Juan M. Madrid
Advances in Wireless Technologies and Telecommunication  
Address management is a critical network process, since any node wishing to join a network must first obtain an address. Network address management in a mobile ad-hoc network (MANET) is a particular challenge due to the unique operating conditions of such networks, their dynamic topology, and the events that take place inside them. This chapter presents a proposal for solving the address management problem in a MANET by applying the self-organization and emergency principles governing the
more » ... or of social insect colonies, particularly ant colonies. Approaches for Network Address Assignment This section presents the different approaches proposed to solve the network address assignment problem. This is done in order to identify the key aspects and basic features a new solution approach should take into account.
doi:10.4018/978-1-60960-027-3.ch009 fatcat:rdji6undczctncud6w7kq7kjcy