Cluster-based certificate chain for mobile ad hoc networks

Genebeck Hahn, Taekyoung Kwon, Sinkyu Kim, Jooseok Song

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A recent trend of wireless technology is to set up the wireless connections among close-by mobile nodes. This class of network is called as Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET). In MANET, mobile nodes can temporarily form a network and they cooperatively offer several functions. Hence, it is hard to apply traditional security techniques such as public key certification based on PKI. In this paper, we propose a practical model of public key certificate chain for MANET. Our scheme does not rely on a central server, but rather we utilize the Cluster-Based Routing Protocol (CBRP) for MANET to issue certificates in a distributed fashion. In our scheme, the certificates are chained very effectively and the signed messages can be transferred over certificate chain. Our scheme works well in a setting where the network topology is dynamically changed. Also, our scheme is more efficient than the related localized scheme [15].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputational Science and Its Applications - ICCSA 2006
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Conference, Proceedings - Part II
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)3540340726, 9783540340720
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventICCSA 2006: International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 2006 May 82006 May 11

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3981 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


OtherICCSA 2006: International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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