Paper: A simple address autoconfiguration mechanism for OLSR

In this paper, we develop a simple autoconfiguration mechanism for OLSR networks. The

mechanism aims at solving the simple, but common, problem of one or more new nodes

emerging in an existing network. We propose a simple solution, which allows these new

nodes to acquire an address and participate in the network. Our method is simple, both

algorithmically and in the requirements of the network. While we recognize that this is a

partial solution to the general autoconfiguration problem, we argue that the mechanism

described in this paper will satisfy the requirements in a great number of real-world

situations. We note, that while the address autoconfiguration mechanisms in this paper are

presented in the context of OLSR, they are equally applicable for other MANET routing

protocols.

IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Kobe, Japan, May 2005 – PDFdoi:10.1109/ISCAS.2005.1465251

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