The primary focus of the working group is to develop and evolve MANET routing specification(s) and introduce them to the Internet Standards track. The goal is to support networks scaling up to hundreds of routers. If this proves successful, future work may include development of other protocols to support additional routing functionality. The working group will also serve as a meeting place and forum for those developing and experimenting with MANET approaches.
The working group will examine related security issues around MANET. It will consider the intended usage environments, and the threats that are (or are not) meaningful within that environment.
|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.|
|Oct 97||  ||Post Internet-Drafts for candidate protocols.|
|Done||  ||Discuss proposed protocols and issues. Redefine charter.|
|Feb 98||  ||Submit Internet-Draft of MANET Routing Protocol Performanc Issues and Evaluation Considerations to IESG for publication as an informational RFC.|
|Feb 98||  ||Submit Internet-Draft of MANET Terminology Document to IESG for publication as an informational RFC.|
|Mar 98||  ||Revise candidate I-Ds as appropriate|
|Aug 98||  ||Target demonstration of working software prototypes|
|Mar 99||  ||Target interoperable implementations, and review any required protocol modifications. Publish as I-D|
|Dec 99||  ||Document and submit protocol specification(s) to IESG as proposed standards|
|RFC2501||Mobile Ad hoc Networking (MANET): Routing Protocol Performance Issues and Evaluation Considerations|