Date Added: May 2011
Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) is a transitory and infrastructureless network supported by no fixed trusted infrastructure. To achieve security goals like: authentication, integrity, non-repudiation, privacy, a secret key (or session key) is necessary to be shared between the sender and receiver. Because of the nature of MANET, it is unrealistic in many circumstances to implement Certification Authority (CA) concept. Some popular key exchange protocols also have some demerits in case of MANET which are due to mainly the requirement of high computational capability. In this key exchange protocol the authors propose an algorithm to exchange shared and session key between the sender and destination even during the route creation in various routing protocols.