Host Configuration in an Ad Hoc Wireless Network based on DHCP

C.N. Ojeda-Guerra, I. Alonso-González, and D. Marrero Marrero (Spain)


Host configuration, DHCP, IP conflicts, ad-hoc network.


Mobile ad hoc networks are infrastructure-free, highly dy namic wireless networks, where central administration or configuration by the user is impractical. The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) was designed to provide configuration parameters to Internet hosts, so it was not it self designed for the purpose of providing host mobility. In this paper, we present a new approach to configure hosts in a large scale mobile ad hoc network, based on DHCP. This approach considers problems as abruptly departure of nodes, re-using of IP addresses and auto-renewing of IP address if the nodes leave the ad hoc network.

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