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A Trustful Authentication and Key Exchange Scheme (TAKES) for Ad Hoc Networks



Tony V. Cheneau, Maryline Laurent, Andrei V. Sambra


This paper presents a new public key distribution scheme adapted to ad hoc networks called TAKES for Trustful Authentication and Key Exchange Scheme. Its originality lies in performing authentication and key distribution with no need for a trusted authority, or access to any infrastructure-based network, thanks to the use of Cryptographically Generated Addresses (CGAs). Moreover the solution is very convenient having a simple operational mode at no extra hardware cost. TAKES aims to build a trust association between a person and his/her communicating device, the IP address of the device and his/her public key. As a direct result, new security functions like associating a misbehaving node to its owner, securing end- to-end communications through tunnels, or even implementing a light naming system can be enabled on top of ad hoc networks. TAKES is formally proven using BAN logic and a proof-of- concept implementation demonstrates its feasibility within ad hoc networks.
Proceedings Title
5th International Conference on Network and System Security
Conference Dates
September 6-8, 2011
Conference Location


ad hoc network, authentication protocol, public key distribution scheme, cryptographically generated addresses, passphrase authentication


Cheneau, T. , Laurent, M. and Sambra, A. (2011), A Trustful Authentication and Key Exchange Scheme (TAKES) for Ad Hoc Networks, 5th International Conference on Network and System Security, Milan, -1 (Accessed April 13, 2024)
Created October 27, 2011, Updated February 19, 2017