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Ubiquitous Interpersonal Communication over Ad-Hoc Networks and the Internet

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Title:Ubiquitous Interpersonal Communication over Ad-Hoc Networks and the Internet
Authors:Biagioni, Edoardo
Keywords:computer networks, addressing, mobile networks, ad-hoc networks
LC Subject Headings:http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85029513.html, http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2007004723
Date Issued:2013
Publisher:alnt.org
Citation:"Ubiquitous Interpersonal Communication over Ad-Hoc Networks and the Internet", E. Biagioni, http://alnt.org/2013.sigcomm.pdf, 2013
Series:ICS2014-11-02
Abstract:The hardware and low-level software in many mobile de-
vices are capable of mobile-to-mobile communication, in-
cluding ad-hoc mode for 802.11, Bluetooth, and cognitive
radios.
We have started to leverage this capability to provide in-
terpersonal communication both over infrastructure networks
(the Internet), and over ad-hoc and delay-tolerant networks
composed of the mobile devices themselves.
This network is fully decentralized so it can function with-
out any infrastructure, but takes advantage of Internet con-
nections when available. Devices may communicate when-
ever they are able to exchange packets. All interpersonal
communication is encrypted and authenticated so packets
may be carried by devices belonging to untrusted others.
One challenge in a fully decentralized network is rout-
ing. Our design uses Rendezvous Points (RPs) and Dis-
tributed Hash Tables (DHTs) for delivery over the Internet,
and hop-limited broadcast and Delay Tolerant Networking
(DTN) within the ad-hoc network.
Each device has a policy that determines how many pack-
ets may be forwarded, and a packet prioritization mecha-
nism that favors packets likely to consume fewer network
resources. A goal of this design and implementation is to
provide useful interpersonal communications using at most
1% of any given resource on mobile devices.
Pages/Duration:14
URI/DOI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/34244
Rights:Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/us/
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