[Cu-wireless] name resolution on mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs)
dyoung at pobox.com
Tue Feb 11 12:11:06 CST 2003
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Subject: [manet] I-D ACTION:draft-engelstad-manet-name-resolution-00.txt
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Title : Name Resolution in on-demand MANETS and external IP
Author(s) : P. Engelstad, G. Egeland
Filename : draft-engelstad-manet-name-resolution-00.txt
Pages : 11
Date : 2003-2-10
The most common user applications for data communication (including
web browsing and e-mail) lack a method for name resolution in multi-
hop wireless ad-hoc networks of mobile nodes (MANETs). While the
Domain Name System (DNS) works well on the fixed Internet, it
represents a centralized approach to name resolution, which is not
suitable for MANETs. This document specifies a straightforward
solution for name resolution in on-demand MANETs, i.e. MANETs that
are routed with a reactive routing protocol, such as DSR [DSR] or
AODV [AODV]. Names that are resolved locally within the MANET will
normally have preference. However, MANET nodes that have access to
external networks may complement the local name resolution by
injecting into the MANET addresses resolved by a conventional DNS
server. The proposed solution applies equally well to IPv4 or IPv6.
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