Secure Route Discovery Protocol for Ad Hoc Networks

YoungHo PARK  Hwangjun SONG  KyungKeun LEE  CheolSoo KIM  SangGon LEE  SangJae MOON  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E90-A   No.2   pp.539-541
Publication Date: 2007/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1093/ietfec/e90-a.2.539
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Mobile Information Network and Personal Communications
ad hoc network,  route discovery protocol,  security,  authentication,  

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A secure and efficient route discovery protocol is proposed for ad hoc networks, where only one-way hash functions are used to authenticate nodes in the ROUTE REQUEST, while additional public-key cryptography is used to guard against active attackers disguising a node in the ROUTE REPLY.