Title

A secure and decentralised SIP for mobile ad hoc networks

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems

Publication Date

1-1-2018

Abstract

Copyright © 2018 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. Mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) are infrastructureless and can be set up temporarily. They can host a wide range of conferencing applications, such as audio/video conferencing. Decentralised versions of session initiation protocol (SIP) fit the lightweight and scalability requirements needed for MANETs. Security in decentralised SIP has not yet been addressed. This paper presents an authentication scheme for decentralised SIP. The scheme allows the members of a decentralised SIP-based conference to securely perform SIP operations. The scheme employs identity-based signatures cryptography. The practicality and effectiveness of the scheme is illustrated using a working prototype.

ISSN

1754-3916

Publisher

Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

Volume

20

Issue

1

First Page

1

Last Page

15

Disciplines

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords

Distributed SIP, MANET, Mobile ad hoc network, SIP security

Scopus ID

85042672124

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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