Hybrid Authentication and Key Distribution Scheme for Wireless Mobile Multi-Hop Networks

Yong Lee
Goo-Yeon LEE
Hwa-Jong KIM
Choong-Kyo JEONG

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E92-B    No.2    pp.616-619
Publication Date: 2009/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E92.B.616
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Network
mobile multi-hop network,  centralized,  distributed,  hybrid authentication,  

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In this letter, we propose a hybrid authentication algorithm to alleviate the latent security problems of mobile multi-hop networks. The proposed scheme uses centralized authentication when a node first joins the network, and uses distributed authentication for the hop-by-hop authentication among multi-hop nodes. We also analyze performance of the proposed scheme.