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On the Use of Radio Resource Tests in Wireless ad hoc Networks
D. Mónica, J. Leitão, L. Rodrigues, C. Ribeiro

Selected sections of this report will be published in Supplement of the 39th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks, as part of the proceedings for the 3rdWorkshop on Recent Advances on Intrusion-Tolerant Systems (WRAITS), Estoril, Portugal, June, 2009.


Sybil identities are a major threat to the dependable operation of wireless ad hoc networks. This paper defines a framework to assess the power and performance of radio resource tests (RRT), a technique that allows the detection of Sybil identities. Several RRTs are analyzed and compared using this framework, including two novel RRTs and an optimization of a RRT previously proposed in the literature. Finally, we show how these tests can be used to detect the presence of Sybil identities in an one-hop population, and conclude that different tests are suitable for different network scenarios.