From a Location Service to a Multicast Service for Wireless Mobile Adhoc Networks
In this paper we propose a novel approach for multicasting in Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (MANETs). Since no fixed infrastructure of servers is assumed in MANETs, efficient location management schemes are necessary in order to store and provide information about various services offered throughout the network. MDLM is the first multicast algorithm relying on a location management service. We thus avoid fragile data structures such as trees or DAGs to manage multicast groups, without reverting to more reliable, yet overhead-prone mesh-based algorithms.