Mobile Ad hoc NETworks (MANETs) are comprised of mobile devices communicating with each other over multi-hop wireless links. Because they do not require any fixed infrastructure, these networks are appropriate for communication in military operations, for example. The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is a standard for session establishment in Voice over IP context, notably, but is not adapted to MANETs and peer-to-peer (P2P) networks. Though solutions have been proposed, their security properties are not addressed in depth. We thus analyze the different threats affecting a military MANET used for P2PSIP, propose a security solution, based in large part on cryptographic challenges, to counter the identified threats and present some simulation-based experiment results for our proposed solution.

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Keywords Attacks, MANET, P2P, Security, Simulation experiments, SIP
Conference 14th International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications, ICETE 2017
Citation
Cormier, A. (Alexandre), Gagnon, F. (François), Esfandiari, B, & Kunz, T. (2017). Toward testing security attacks and defense mechanisms for P2PSIP in MANETs with a simulator. In ICETE 2017 - Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications (pp. 43–54).