J Rajeshwar, G Narsimha
Abstract: A mobile ad hoc network (MANET) is an infrastructure less and autonomous network where a set of nodes are connected by wireless links where each node works as both a router and an end system. Due to vulnerable features of MANET it is prone to several attacks from insider as well as outsider, so security is a major requirement for this it is using several cipher suites in order to have a strong security features. In my research cryptographic computations are playing vital role for that reason in this paper we want to discuss the various available cipher suites and the various cryptographic functions. And mainly discuss the various secure routing protocols that how they are using cipher suites. Routing is one of the basic networking functions in mobile ad hoc networks for that reason especially we are concentrating on routing security of a MANET and role of cipher suites in providing security to the routing of a MANET.
Keywords: MANET, Cipher Suite, Cryptographic Computations, Hash functions