Ticket Based Security Architecture For Anonymizing and Tracing Misbehaving Clients in Wireless Mesh Networks
Anonymity has received increasing attention in the literature due to the users' awareness of their privacy now-a-days. Anonymity provides protection for users to enjoy network services without being traced. While anonymity-related issues have been extensively studied in payment-based systems such as e-cash and Peer-To-Peer (P2P) systems, little effort has been devoted to Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs). On the other hand, the network authority requires conditional anonymity such that misbehaving entities in the network remain traceable. In this paper, the author propose security architecture to ensure n-conditional anonymity for honest users and traceability of misbehaving users for network authorities in WMNs.