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Distributed Policy Management Protocol for Self-Configuring Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

Mouna Ayari
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Farouk Kamoun
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Guy Pujolle

Abstract

Mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) are fundamentally different from wired networks. They are autonomously formed with a collection of mobile nodes without any preexisting infrastructure or administrative support. In the last few years, Policy-Based Network Management (PBNM) has gained a considerable interest in order to reach adaptive and automated management goals in MANETs. Previous work in this field either cluster-based or hierarchical architectures are highly dependent of the network topology. A distributed approach with a high degree of autonomy and self-management is still lacking. In this paper, we give an overview of existing policy-based management solutions and we focus on some of their limitations. We outline the need of incorporating self-configuration property in the design of MANETs. Then, we present a new protocol for distributing policies and high-level goals over all nodes in the network. Simulation-based performance evaluation results are described and analyzed.

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hal-01303627 , version 1 (18-04-2016)

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Mouna Ayari, Farouk Kamoun, Guy Pujolle. Distributed Policy Management Protocol for Self-Configuring Mobile Ad Hoc Networks. 7th Annual Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop, Jun 2008, Palma de Mallorca, Spain. pp.73-84, ⟨10.1007/978-0-387-09490-8_7⟩. ⟨hal-01303627⟩
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