A novel path selection and recovery mechanism for MANETs P2P file sharing applications

Ahmed Abada, Li Cui, Changcheng Huang, Hsiao Hwa Chen

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Abstract

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) file sharing protocols for Mobile Ad Hoc networks (MANETS) is becoming an important area of research nowadays because of the constantly escalating demands from consumers to go mobile and the need to share contents between users. Current P2P file sharing protocols for MANETs use either aggressive or reactive flooding techniques for their path selection and recovery. Both techniques represent extreme measures to deal with path failures and they either do too much or very little work in response to path failures. In this paper we present a new path selection and recovery mechanism (Reactive with Unicast Probing Messages) that is a balance between the above two techniques in terms of its control overhead and the resulting path quality. By introducing a new unicast messaging mechanism to the reactive flooding technique, a requesting node can probe its set of available paths for their roundtrip times and use the best one for its file transfer. Our new technique is based on unicast messaging which proves to be effective and requires low control overhead as per the results of our simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2007
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages3472-3477
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1424406595, 9781424406593
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event2007 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2007 - Kowloon, China
Duration: 2007 Mar 112007 Mar 15

Publication series

NameIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC
ISSN (Print)1525-3511

Other

Other2007 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2007
CountryChina
CityKowloon
Period07-03-1107-03-15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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