Date of Award


Document Type

Thesis (Undergraduate)


Department of Computer Science

First Advisor

David Kotz


Traditional Voice-over-IP applications such as Microsoft NetMeeting assume that the user is on a machine with a fixed IP address. If, however, the user connects to the Internet, via a wireless network, on a handheld device, his IP address frequently changes as he moves from one subnet to another. In such a situation, we need a service that can be queried for the most current IP address of a person whom we wish to contact. In this project, we design and implement such a directory service. The service authenticates all callers and callees, is robust against most host failure, and scales to several thousand registered users.


Originally posted in the Dartmouth College Computer Science Technical Report Series, number TR2001-391.