Multifold node authentication in mobile ad hoc networks

Komninos, N., Vergados, D. D. & Douligeris, C. (2007). Multifold node authentication in mobile ad hoc networks. International Journal of Communication Systems, 20(12), pp. 1391-1406. doi: 10.1002/dac.882

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An ad hoc network is a collection of nodes that do not need to rely on a predefined infrastructure to keep the network connected. Nodes communicate amongst each other using wireless radios and operate by following a peer-to-peer network model. In this article we propose a multifold node authentication approach for protecting mobile ad hoc networks. The security requirements for protecting data link and network layers are identified and the design criteria for creating secure ad hoc networks using multiple authentication protocols are analysed. Such protocols, which are based on zero knowledge and challenge response techniques, are presented through proofs and simulation results.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ad hoc networks, security issues, link and network layers, authentication
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: School of Informatics > Informatics and Interdisciplinary Centre for Information Leadership
School of Informatics > Centre for Software Reliability

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