[Cu-wireless] name resolution on mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs)

David Young dyoung at pobox.com
Tue Feb 11 12:11:06 CST 2003

Sounds interesting.


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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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