I am working on the research for my masters thesis, topic is on an Inter domain Routing protocol for a Tactical Manet.
Basically I'm supposed to design a new routing protocol that can integrate a Manet with Legacy Networks ensure smooth and seamless routing and also handle both Multicast and Unicast Traffic. I am lucky because i am a trained Cisco Certified Networking Professional, so I'm pretty much comfortable with using and configuring routing protocols, applying that to Manets however might be a challenge, but then again i love challenges.
I am looking at using an OSPF extension for Manet, seeing as one already exists, i can tweak it and add a few properties to make it accomplish my set goals.
My number one problem right now is that, the simulation i am suppose to use to test this protocol is C++ based, and i have very little experience with programming, i did take some java classes sometime last year, but i had to leave Nigeria so i didn't conclude the classes, and i have abandoned everything i learnt since then so i might as well have not learnt anything.
*LESSON NUMBER 1* you don't learn something and not apply it or keep practicing , if you do that you would FORGET.
SO right now, I'm planning to teach myself C++, I'm going to download and buy all the necessary books off the Internet and have a go at it, *wish me luck*.
Today i am supposed to be doing some research on work done by other people on this topic, gather as much information as i can, and write up a survey for my professor, it is due on Tuesday next week, and i still haven't started, *sigh* my mind keeps running away from me.
So much to do, so little time