Secure optimized link state routing in mobile social networks

Rizwan Akhtar*, Irfan Shahid

*Corresponding author for this work

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Mobile social network MSN is comprised of autonomous and self-organizing mobile computing devices which do not have a fixed infrastructure but rather they use ad-hoc routing protocols for data transmission and reception. Due to the continuous mobility of the user and working with the internet through the cellular operators on the mobility there is a need of efficient mobile social network services (MSNs) where user of similar interest in specific area under the connectivity of telecom operation can exchange contents like news, pictures, voice and video chatting and much more by accessing the internet. Optimized Link State (OLSR) is an IP reactive routing protocol which is optimized for MANET that is part of mobile social network and it can also be used for other wireless ad-hoc networks. Nodes in mobile social network network cannot perform route discovery or maintenance functions itself.

This problem is resolved by using OLSR as it computes the routing distance from sending node to receiving node at preset intervals. This research paper proposed Secure Routing Protocol (SRP) OLSR Message for Mobile social network and its implementation. Performance of proposed SRP is compared to ordinary OLSR. The simulation results reveal that proposed SRP is more efficient and secure than ordinary OLSR. SRP OLSR can be used for further research towards development of a commercial demand for the MSNs routing protocol using Blowfish cryptosystem for encryption and decryption for secure routing in a given MSN.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Management Science and Engineering Management
Subtitle of host publicationfocused on electrical and information technology
EditorsJiuping Xu, Masoom Yasinzai, Benjamin Lev
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781447146001
ISBN (Print)9781447145998
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event6th International Conference on Management Science and Engineering Management, ICMSEM 2012 - Islamabad, Pakistan
Duration: 11 Nov 201214 Nov 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
ISSN (Print)1876-1100
ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119


Conference6th International Conference on Management Science and Engineering Management, ICMSEM 2012


  • SRP
  • OLSR
  • MSN
  • Reactive routing
  • Network simulator


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