Hierarchical Autoconfiguration Scheme for IPv6-Based MANETs

  • T. R. ReshmiEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 713)


Assigning address to the nodes is a challenging task in MANETs due to the lack of infrastructure and dynamic topology. Even though the existing autoconfiguration schemes ensure unique identities or addresses to the nodes, these schemes fail to guarantee minimal protocol overhead and address acquisition delay. This paper proposes a hierarchical addressing scheme for IPv6-based MANETs that ensures unique addresses with minimal overhead and address acquisition delay. The scheme also uses an address reclamation mechanism that ensures the availability of free addresses to the newly entering nodes. The proposed scheme is implemented in NS-2 and compared with an existing scheme. The results conclude that the scheme outperforms the existing scheme with less address acquisition delay, protocol overhead and packet losses.


Autoconfiguration Hierarchical addressing IPv6 IP address MANETs 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.VIT UniversityChennaiIndia

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