Running an i3 Overlay Network on Top of AODV
Mobile Ad hoc NETworks (MANETs) and Peer-To-Peer (P2P) overlay networks share many key features. Both can be viewed as decentralized self-organizing networks. Both usually have flat address spaces and their network topologies may change in unpredictable ways. Therefore there has lately been a lot of interest in how to take advantage of these similarities. While much research has been done about using P2P overlay features for implementing more scalable MANET routing protocols, no one has really thought about the issues involved in running an existing P2P overlay protocol in an isolated MANET environment.