Technical Report: DCC-2003-06

Ad-Hoc Routing Security Report

Pedro Brandão, Susana Sargento, Sérgio Crisóstomo and Rui Prior

DCC-FC & LIACC, Universidade do Porto
R. do Campo Alegre 823, 4150-180 Porto, Portugal
Phone: 351 22 6078830, Fax: 351 22 6003654
E-mail: {pbrandao,ssargento,slc,rprior}
December 2003


The purpose of this report is to analyze some current routing solutions to security problems in ad-hoc networks. We will summarly describe the proposals, and compare them, emphasizing the main goals of each. The shortcommings/problems will also be noted. We will start by, in the first section, introduce the characteristics and security problems of ad-hoc networks. We will then describe some protocols that try to cope with these problems. We will end the report with some comments and conclusions regarding this analysis.