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Ad hoc On-Demand Distance Vector (AODV) Routing



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Network Working Group                                         C. Perkins
Request for Comments: 3561                         Nokia Research Center
Category: Experimental                                  E. Belding-Royer
                                 University of California, Santa Barbara
                                                                  S. Das
                                                University of Cincinnati
                                                               July 2003


            Ad hoc On-Demand Distance Vector (AODV) Routing

Status of this Memo

   This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet
   community.  It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
   Discussion and suggestions for improvement are requested.
   Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2003).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   The Ad hoc On-Demand Distance Vector (AODV) routing protocol is
   intended for use by mobile nodes in an ad hoc network.  It offers
   quick adaptation to dynamic link conditions, low processing and
   memory overhead, low network utilization, and determines unicast
   routes to destinations within the ad hoc network.  It uses
   destination sequence numbers to ensure loop freedom at all times
   (even in the face of anomalous delivery of routing control messages),
   avoiding problems (such as "counting to infinity") associated with
   classical distance vector protocols.

Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction ...............................................  2
   2.  Overview  ..................................................  3
   3.  AODV Terminology ...........................................  4
   4.  Applicability Statement ....................................  6
   5.  Message Formats ............................................  7
       5.1. Route Request (RREQ) Message Format ...................  7
       5.2. Route Reply (RREP) Message Format .....................  8
       5.3. Route Error (RERR) Message Format ..................... 10
       5.4. Route Reply Acknowledgment (RREP-ACK) Message Format .. 11
   6.  AODV Operation ............................................. 11
       6.1. Maintaining Sequence Numbers .......................... 11
       6.2. Route Table Entries and Precursor Lists ............... 13



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