John S. Baras


On Trust Establishment in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks

L. Eschenauer, V. Gligor and J.S. Baras

Security Protocols, Proceedings of 10th International Workshop, Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) , Cambridge, UK, April 2002

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We present some properties of trust establishment in mobile,Ad-Hoc networks and illustrate how they differ from trust establishment in the internet.We motivate these differences by providing an example of Ad-Hoc network used in the 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 importance of evaluation metrics in trust establishment.


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