Mobility

A Data-First Architecture for Unstructured Wireless Networks

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Executive Summary

The authors have returned to the drawing board to rethink the basic approach to unstructured wireless networks connected or disconnected multi-hop wireless networks whose topology is in a constant state of ux. Current protocols for these networks tend to adopt the Internet protocol stack, originally designed for static, wired networks. They argue that Named-Data Networking (NDN), a recently proposed Internet architecture, is a better fit. NDN asserts that data, not hosts, are the central element of modern networks. Once they have rejected the idea that wireless networking must be host-based, many other unnecessary holdovers from the wired protocol stack become apparent. As a proof-of-concept, the authors present Listen First, Broadcast Later (LFBL), a distributed forwarding protocol for connected ad hoc networks.

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