On Trust Establishment in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks

On Trust Establishment in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks

Title : On Trust Establishment in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks
Authors :
Eschenauer, Laurent
Gligor, Virgil D
Baras, John, S.
Conference : 10th International Workshop on Security Protocols pp. 47-66
Date: April 17 - April 19, 2002

We present some properties of trust establishment in mobile, ad-hoc networks and illustrate how they differ from those of trust establishment in the Internet. We motivate these differences by providing an example of ad-hoc network use in battlefield scenarios, yet equally practical examples can be found in non-military environments. We argue that peer-to-peer networks are especially suitable to solve the problems of generation, distribution, and discovery of trust evidence in mobile ad-hoc networks, and illustrate the importance of evaluation metrics in trust establishment.

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