Service Discovery Protocols (SDPs) allow users and applications to automatically locate services without prior configuration. Since Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs) constitute an integral part of the ubiquitous computing scenario, increasing efforts are geared toward providing service discovery in such environments. In this work, we adapt the widely employed Service Location Protocol (SLP) Version 2 to MANETs. We implement and analyze the adapted protocol, SLPManet, using Network Simulator Version 2. Consequently, we propose a caching modification that increases the discovery success by 38% for poorly performing scenarios, as well as reduces the aggregate bandwidth consumption and average lookup latency by up to 98%. Copyright 2006 ACM.

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Keywords Ad-hoc, MANET, Pervasive computing, Service discovery, SLP, Ubiquitous computing
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1145/1143549.1143689
Conference IWCMC 2006 - 2006 International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference
Citation
El Saoud, M.A. (Mohamed Abou), Kunz, T, & Mahmoud, S. (Samy). (2006). SLPManet: Service location protocol for MANET. Presented at the IWCMC 2006 - 2006 International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference. doi:10.1145/1143549.1143689