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38th Annual IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (2004)
Tampa, Florida, USA
Nov. 16, 2004 to Nov. 18, 2004
ISSN: 0742-1303
ISBN: 0-7695-2260-2
pp: 618-624
Khalil El-Khatib , SITE, University of Ottawa; National Research Council of Canada
Li Xu , SITE, University of Ottawa
Azzedine Boukerche , SITE, University of Ottawa
Larry Korba , National Research Council of Canada
Providing security and privacy in mobile ad hoc networks has been a major issue over the last few years. Most of the research work has so far focused on providing security for routing and data content, but nothing has been done in regard to providing privacy and anonymity over these networks. In this paper, we propose a novel distributed routing protocol which guarantees security, anonymity and high reliability of the established route in a hostile environment, such as ad hoc wireless network, by encrypting routing packet header and abstaining from using unreliable intermediate node. The major objective of our protocol is to allow trustworthy intermediate nodes to participate in the path construction protocol without jeopardizing the anonymity of the communicating nodes. We describe our protocol, and provide its proof of correctness.
Khalil El-Khatib, Li Xu, Azzedine Boukerche, Larry Korba, "SDAR: A Secure Distributed Anonymous Routing Protocol for Wireless and Mobile Ad Hoc Networks", 38th Annual IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks, vol. 00, no. , pp. 618-624, 2004, doi:10.1109/LCN.2004.109
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