A Novel Approach Towards Cost Effective Region-Based Group Key Agreement Protocol for Peer -To - Peer Information Sharing in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

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Executive Summary

Peer-to-Peer systems have gained a lot of attention as information sharing systems for the widespread exchange of resources and voluminous information that is easily accessible among thousands of users. However, current peer-to-peer information sharing systems work mostly on wired networks. With the growing number of communication-equipped mobile devices that can self-organize into infrastructure-less communication platform, namely Mobile Ad hoc NETworks (MANETs), peer-to-peer information sharing over MANETs becomes a promising research area. In this paper, the authors propose a Region-Based structure that enables efficient and secure peer-to-peer information sharing over MANETs.

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