Date Added: Oct 2011
In this paper, the authors propose a routing protocol that is based on securing the routing information from unauthorized users. Even though routing protocols of this category are already proposed, they are not efficient, in the sense that, they use the same kind of encryption algorithms (mostly high level) for every Bit of routing information they pass from one intermediate node to another in the routing path. The proposed mechanism is evaluated against selected alternative trust schemes, with the results showing that their proposal achieves its goals. Their research aims at providing a secure and distributed authentication service in the ad hoc networks.