5th International ICST Conference on Communications and Networking in China

Research Article

A key distribution scheme using network coding for mobile ad hoc network

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/chinacom.2010.85,
        author={Jianwei Liu and Ruiying Du},
        title={A key distribution scheme using network coding for mobile ad hoc network},
        proceedings={5th International ICST Conference on Communications and Networking in China},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={CHINACOM},
        year={2011},
        month={1},
        keywords={network coding key distribution scheme message authentication code(MAC) wireless ad hoc network},
        doi={10.4108/chinacom.2010.85}
    }
    
  • Jianwei Liu
    Ruiying Du
    Year: 2011
    A key distribution scheme using network coding for mobile ad hoc network
    CHINACOM
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/chinacom.2010.85
Jianwei Liu1,*, Ruiying Du2,*
  • 1: School of Electrical and Information Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing, China
  • 2: School of Computer Science, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China
*Contact email: Iiujianwei@buaa.edu.cn, duraying@gmail.com

Abstract

Network coding offers an excellent solution for maximizing throughput in various networks. Because of its simplicity and high efficiency, the idea of network coding can also be used for designing a lightweight key distribution schemes for wireless ad hoc network. This paper presents a key distribution scheme that exploits the inherent security properties of network coding. The new scheme relies on simple XOR network coding operations to provide data confidentiality and uses message authentication codes (MACs) to guarantee the integrity of the distributed keys. We also show that our scheme can resist a series of attacks suffered in wireless ad hoc network and has better performance in comparing with previous schemes proposed in the literature.