Provided by: International Journal of Computer Networks and Communications Security (IJCNCS)
Ad hoc networking is a wireless networking paradigm for self-organizing networks that until recently has mainly been associated with military battlefield networks. However, with the availability of wireless technologies such as Bluetooth and 802.11 and the development of the next generation networks, civilian applications that exploit the advantages of ad hoc networking are being envisioned. So far most of the research has been carried out to address the routing issues. Whereas other issues such as security, key management and network addressing have received considerably less attention and these issues need to be addressed before any successful applications will appear.