A Simplified Anonymous Dynamic Source Routing Protocol for Ad-hoc Networks

Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 4706, pp. 1072-1084, Aug. 2007

Chunum Kong, Hyunseung Choo, and Won Kim

Abstract

In hostile environments, the communication content and communication route need to be shielded from malicious attackers. The AnonDSR (Anonymous Dynamic Source Routing for Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks) protocol has been proposed to ensure security and anonymity in ad-hoc networks. The protocol transmits data after establishing an encryption key and communication route. One weakness of the AnonDSR is that it consists of 3 steps: security parameter establishment, route discovery, and data transmission. In this paper, we propose a variant of AnonDSR that reduces the 3 steps into 2 steps. Our protocol decreases the communication route setup time for each communication session by 31% in comparison with the AnonDSR.

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