Secure and Dynamic IP Address Configuration Scheme in MANET
Mobile ad hoc network (MANET) is an infrastructure-less network having dynamic topology and volatile nodes connected by wireless communication. Secure communication in MANET demands unique IP address assignment to ensure proper routing of packets. It is challenging for a decentralized network to have dynamic and unique IP addressing scheme. In this paper, we focus on the difficulties of secure message passing and assigning unique IP addresses to new nodes willing to join in MANET. The message passing is authenticated using both symmetric and asymmetric keys, and arrival conflict is diminished by time stamp. Each node being a proxy server can allocate unique IP address to new node. Each node maintains a unique tuple of own IP address, node ID, and MANET ID for efficient network merging and partitioning. This scheme offers a secure and efficient mechanism of configuring a MANET.
KeywordsMobile ad hoc network IP address Routing IP address configuration Proxy server Symmetric and asymmetric key
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