Special Issue Paper
Identity crisis: on the problem of namespace design for ID-PKC and MANETs
Version of Record online: 10 SEP 2009
Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Security and Communication Networks
Special Issue: Special Issue on Security and Trust Management for Dynamic Coalitions
Volume 3, Issue 6, pages 535–545, November/December 2010
How to Cite
Balfe, S., McDonald, A. D., Paterson, K. G. and Phillips, H. (2010), Identity crisis: on the problem of namespace design for ID-PKC and MANETs. Security Comm. Networks, 3: 535–545. doi: 10.1002/sec.145
- Issue online: 10 SEP 2009
- Version of Record online: 10 SEP 2009
- mobile ad hoc network;
- identity-based public key cryptography
In this paper, we explore the ‘interface’ between identity-based public key cryptography (ID-PKC) and mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs). In particular, we examine the problem of naming and namespace design in an identity-based key infrastructure (IKI). We examine the potential impact that different types of identifiers may have on the utility of ad hoc networks where an IKI provides the underlying key infrastructure. We also highlight a number of open problems inherent in extending namespaces to allow inter-operability amongst heterogeneous trust domains. Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.