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In this paper, the authors study the performance of multicast protocols in mobile ad hoc networks using network simulator NS-2. A mobile ad hoc network is a network comprised of self-configuring mobile nodes without any fixed infrastructure. In such an environment, the multicast protocols face the challenge of producing multi-hop routes from source to multiple destinations under node mobility and bandwidth constraints. In recent years, a number of new multicast protocols have been proposed for ad hoc networks. A systematic performance evaluation of some well-renown multicast protocols like MAODV and ODMRP is done by performing certain simulations under NS-2. The applicability of multicast protocols to diverse situation are also studied and discussed.
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