A Secure Multicast Routing Protocol for Ad Hoc Networks with Misbehaving Nodes

  • Young-Chul Shim
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3981)


Ad hoc networks are useful in many application areas. Security is important but it is a challenging issue due to ad hoc network’s characteristics such as lack of infrastructure, communication over wireless medium, and node mobility. In this paper we present a secure multicast routing protocol for ad hoc networks. The proposed protocol makes it possible for a node to create a new multicast group and join or leave an existing group securely. It also includes a mechanism for detecting and repairing broken links securely. In addition to securely exchanging multicast packets, this paper addresses the problem of securely building and maintaining multicast trees in ad hoc networks. Moreover, the protocol guards against attacks from authorized but misbehaving nodes as well as unauthorized nodes.


Node Mobility Parent Node Multicast Tree Multicast Group Break Link 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Young-Chul Shim
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  1. 1.Department of Computer EngineeringHongik UniversityKorea

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