This paper presents a secure destination-sequenced distance-vector routing protocol (SDSDV) for ad hoc mobile wireless networks. The proposed protocol is based on the regular DSDV protocol. Within SDSDV, each node maintains two one-way hash chains about each node in the network. Two additional fields, which we call AL (alteration) field and AC (accumulation) field, are added to each entry of the update packets to carry the hash values. With proper use of the elements of the hash chains, the sequence number and the metric values on a route can be protected from being arbitrarily tampered. In comparison with the secure efficient distance vector (SEAD) protocol previously proposed in the literature provides only lower bound protection on the metrics, SDSDV can provide complete protection.
Proceedings of 2009 Fifth International Joint Conference on INC, IMS and IDC