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Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (manet)

Group
Name: Mobile Ad-hoc Networks
Acronym:manet
Area:Routing Area (rtg)
State: Active
Charter: charter-ietf-manet-03 (Approved)
More info: Additional MANET Page
Personnel
Chairs: Stan Ratliff <ratliffstan@gmail.com>
Joseph Macker <macker@itd.nrl.navy.mil>
Area Director: Adrian Farrel <adrian@olddog.co.uk>
Secretary: Ulrich Herberg <ulrich@herberg.name>
Mailing List
Address:manet@ietf.org
To Subscribe:manet-request@ietf.org
Archive:http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/manet/
Jabber Chat
Room Address: xmpp:manet@jabber.ietf.org
Logs: http://jabber.ietf.org/logs/manet/

Charter for Working Group


The purpose of the MANET working group is to standardize IP routing
protocol functionality suitable for wireless routing application within
both static and dynamic topologies with increased dynamics due to node
motion or other factors.

Approaches are intended to be relatively lightweight in nature,
suitable
for multiple hardware and wireless environments, and address scenarios
where MANETs are deployed at the edges of an IP infrastructure. Hybrid
mesh infrastructures (e.g., a mixture of fixed and mobile routers)
should also be supported by MANET specifications and management
features.

Using mature components from previous work on experimental reactive and
proactive protocols, the WG will develop two Standards track routing
protocol specifications:

- Reactive MANET Protocol (RMP)
- Proactive MANET Protocol (PMP)

If significant commonality between RMRP and PMRP protocol modules is
observed, the WG may decide to go with a converged approach. Both IPv4
and IPv6 will be supported. Routing security requirements and issues
will also be addressed.

The MANET WG will also develop a scoped forwarding protocol that can
efficiently flood data packets to all participating MANET nodes. The
primary purpose of this mechanism is a simplified best effort multicast
forwarding function. The use of this protocol is intended to be applied
ONLY within MANET routing areas and the WG effort will be limited to
routing layer design issues.

The MANET WG will pay attention to the OSPF-MANET protocol work within
the OSPF WG and IRTF work that is addressing research topics related to
MANET environments.

Milestones

Done
Post as an informational Internet-Drafts a discussion of mobile ad-hoc networking and issues.
Done
Agenda bashing, discussion of charter and of mobile ad hoc networking draft.
Done
Discuss proposed protocols and issues. Redefine charter.
Done
Publish Informational RFC on manet design considerations
Done
Review the WG Charter and update
Done
Submit AODV specification to IESG for publication as Experimental RFC
Done
Develop I-D for potential common manet encapsulation protocol approach
Done
Submit initial I-D(s) of candidate proposed routing protocols and design frameworks
Done
Promote implementation, revision, and testing of initial proposed I-D(s)
Done
Explore basic performance and implementation issues of initial approaches
Done
Explore proposed proactive protocol design commonalities
Done
Submit DSR specification to IESG for publication as Experimental RFC
Done
Submit OLSR specification to IESG for publication as Experimental RFC
Done
Submit TBRPF specification to IESG for publication as Experimental RFC
Done
Develop a further focused problem statement and address an approach for a common engineering work effort
Done
Reevaluate the WG's potential based on the problem statement consensus
Done
Submit initial ID of RMP for WG review
Done
Submit initial ID of PMP for WG review
Done
Submit inital ID of generalized MANET flooding approach
Done
Revise WG documents and review
Done
Document initial implementation progress and experience Revise documents based upon implementation experience
Done
Submit initial WG ID on Neighborhood Discovery (NHDP)
Done
Submit PacketBB to IESG
Done
Submit initial WG ID on MIB for NHDP, DYMO, OLSRv2
Done
Submit NHDP to IESG
Done
Submit SMF to IESG
Done
Submit OLSRv2 to IESG
Done
Submit Jitter Considerations Document to IESG
Done
Submit Time TLV Document to IESG
Done
Submit IANA Allocations Document to IESG
Done
Submit packetBB Security Document to IESG
Done
Submit NHDP MIB to IESG
Done
Submit OLSRv2 MIB to IESG
Done
Submit SMF MIB to IESG
Done
Submit OLSRv2-metrics-rationale to IESG
Done
Submit RFC6622-bis to IESG
Done
Submit NHDP-OLSRv2-sec to IESG
Nov 2013
Submit REPORT MIB to IESG
Mar 2014
Submit DLEP to IESG
Aug 2014
Submit AODVv2 to IESG