The International Journal of Innovative Research in Computer and Communication Engineering
Mobile ad hoc networks face serious drawbacks regarding the allocation of addresses to the nodes. This challenge is mainly because MANET nodes are primarily distributed and they do not have predefined infrastructure. The existing ad hoc network addressing protocols have not been completely successful in handling address collisions because of leaving and/or joining nodes, and frequently occurring network partitions. To overcome such undesirable scenarios, the authors propose an efficient protocol based on a distributed database containing addresses stored in filters. This approach will allow the network to be functional despite frequent network partitions and packet losses.