Networking

OLSRp: Predicting Control Information to Achieve Scalability in OLSR Ad-Hocs Networks

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Executive Summary

Scalability is a key design challenge that routing protocols for ad hoc networks must properly address to maintain the network performance when the number of nodes increases. This paper focusses on this issue by reducing the amount of control information messages that a link state proactive routing algorithm introduces to the network. The proposal is based on the observation that a high percentage of those messages is always the same. Therefore, the authors introduces a new mechanism that can predict the control messages that nodes need for building an accurate map of the network topology so they can avoid resending the same messages.

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