An Efficient Authentication Method for Secure Access to Wireless Mesh Networks
무선망 보안 접속을 위한 효율적인 인증 기법

Ung Heo, Yu-Shan He, Kang-Soo You, Jae-Ho Choi
2011 The Journal of the Korea Contents Association  
The wireless mesh networks are recently getting much attention for commercial applications. In such networks, the service should be uninterrupted when roaming from one domain to another while the authentication for a secure access should be maintained. The challenge is to consider the authentic coordination between the home domain and foreign domains and the maintenance of local authenticity between foreign domains. In this paper, a novel authentication method is presented so that a mobile mesh
more » ... node can be effectively authenticated and obtain an secure connection in foreign domains. In the proposed method, the authentication process does not rely on an end-to-end connection between the foreign domain and the home domain. Even without a connectivity to the home domain, the foreign domain can provide an effective authentication of a mesh node by consulting one of the neighboring foreign domains that has been visited by the mobile mesh node. In order to verify the performance of our proposed method, a qualitative analysis has been performed and compared to those of conventional methods. The results show that our method is superior to the conventional ones in terms of authentication response time and authentication service robustness. ■ keyword :|Wireless Mesh Network|Access Security|Authentication|Roaming|
doi:10.5392/jkca.2011.11.9.017 fatcat:inz34zae3bgu3ocsdqifl72fru