Conference Paper

IP address configuration in VANET using centralized DHCP

Sch. of Inf. Technol. & Eng., Univ. of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
DOI: 10.1109/LCN.2008.4664252 Conference: Local Computer Networks, 2008. LCN 2008. 33rd IEEE Conference on
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Vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANET) are a mobile adhoc networking technology to facilitate vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-roadside communication. A vehicle in VANET is considered to be an intelligent mobile node capable of communicating with its neighbors and other vehicles in the network. As in a mobile ad-hoc network (MANET) it is necessary to identify or address each vehicle in the vehicular ad-hoc network with a unique address. The current addressing mechanisms in VANET do not succeed in configuring the vehicle with a unique address. Furthermore, there is a need for address reconfigurations depending on the mobility patterns. In order to deal with these problems, we have presented a centralized addressing scheme for VANET using DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol). Results obtained in our approach are compared against the results presented in one of the existing addressing mechanism in VANET. It is observed that our approach is efficient and feasible for vehicular ad-hoc networks.

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