Mobile Ad-hoc Networks
|Document||Charter||Mobile Ad-hoc Networks WG (manet)|
|Title||Mobile Ad-hoc Networks|
|IESG||Responsible AD||Jim Guichard|
|Charter edit AD||Jim Guichard|
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The purpose of the MANET working group is to standardize IP routing protocol functionality suitable for wireless routing applications 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. When routing devices rely on modems to effect communications over wireless links, they need timely and accurate knowledge of the characteristics of the link (speed, state, etc.) in order to make routing decisions. In mobile or other environments where these characteristics change frequently, manual configurations or the inference of state through routing or transport protocols does not allow the router to make the best decisions. The WG will put special attention on the standardization of a bidirectional, dynamic link exchange protocol (DLEP) between the router and the modem. The MANET WG will coordinate with other Working Groups, such as the pim WG for multicast support, the Routing Area WG (rtgwg), OSPF WG and Babel WG on the general use of DLEP, as well as the IPPM WG on topics related to traffic classification. The MANET WG is responsible for the maintenance of OLSRv2 [RFC 7181], NHDP [RFC 6130] and the Generalized MANET Packet/Message Format [RFC5444], and their extensions. Work Items: - Develop a dynamic link exchange protocol (DLEP). - DLEP extension to provide a credit-windowing scheme for destination-specific flow control. - DLEP extensions for reporting statistics by traffic classification. - Multicast MANET protocol framework based on Simplified Multicast Forwarding [RFC 6621] for scoped forwarding within MANET networks. As part of this framework the WG will produce a well defined MANET multicast forwarding information base (FIB). - Document outlining challenges and best practices for deploying and managing MANET networks.