Date Added: Aug 2010
While much effort has been put in the creation of IP address auto-configuration protocols, very little has been done in testing the different protocols in different network conditions like different network topologies and different types of traffic. IP auto-configuration in mobile ad hoc networks has attracted much attention. Efficient Duplicate Address Detection techniques are continuously being formulated to provide nodes with unique addresses. In this paper, the authors present a Duplicate Address Detection mechanism for the DSDV routing protocol. A passive DAD procedure that makes use routing protocol packets to detect and solve duplicate IP addresses is proposed. The proposed mechanism will be tested in the presence of network traffic.