Revisiting Gossip-Based Ad-Hoc Routing

Date Added: Aug 2012
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The authors focus on a popular message dissemination protocol for wireless ad-hoc networks, GOSSIP3. Their contribution is twofold. First, they perform an extensive experimental evaluation of GOSSIP3 under fully utilized wireless channel and across diverse node densities. They identify the parameters of GOSSIP3 that need special configuration for the protocol to operate optimally. Second, they devise a self-configuration algorithm for GOSSIP3 that allows the protocol to work optimally for any network. They demonstrate through simulations that their protocol significantly outperforms the default configuration of GOSSIP3.