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A Mechanized Proof of Loop Freedom of the (Untimed) AODV Routing Protocol

Timothy Bourke 1, 2 Robert J. van Glabbeek 3, 4 Peter Höfner 3, 4
1 Parkas - Parallélisme de Kahn Synchrone
DI-ENS - Département d'informatique de l'École normale supérieure, Inria Paris-Rocquencourt, CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique : UMR 8548
Abstract : The (AODV) routing protocol allows the nodes in a (MANET) or a (WMN) to know where to forward data packets. Such a protocol is ‘loop free’ if it never leads to routing decisions that forward packets in circles. This paper describes the mechanization of an existing pen-and-paper proof of loop freedom of AODV in the interactive theorem prover Isabelle/HOL. The mechanization relies on a novel compositional approach for lifting invariants to networks of nodes. We exploit the mechanization to analyse several improvements of AODV and show that Isabelle/HOL can re-establish most proof obligations automatically and identify exactly the steps that are no longer valid.
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Timothy Bourke, Robert J. van Glabbeek, Peter Höfner. A Mechanized Proof of Loop Freedom of the (Untimed) AODV Routing Protocol. ATVA 2014: Automated Technology for Verification and Analysis, Nov 2014, Sydney, Australia. pp.17, ⟨10.1007/978-3-319-11936-6_5⟩. ⟨hal-01092360⟩

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