Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

Ramkumar, Mahalingam

Committee Member

Vaughn, Rayford B.

Committee Member

Dandass, Yoginder

Date of Degree

1-1-2007

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Computer Science

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

James Worth Bagley College of Engineering

Department

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Abstract

Ad hoc routing inherently serves two separate and conflicting divisions of interest: the needs of the user or individual and the needs of the network or community. These interests should be secured differently. The proposed research is a dual-agent approach for securing ad hoc routing protocols. This approach assumes a physical division of tasks into user agent tasks and tasks performed by a trustworthy network agent. The research, motivated by the need to reduce the tasks of the network agent, investigates strategies for an optimal division of labor while promoting the faithful execution of the routing protocol. This investigation employs the dual-agent approach for securing a variant of distance vector routing.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/17405

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