The Resource reSerVation Protocol (RSVP) is a signaling protocol used chiefly by Integrated Services (IntServ) to communicate Quality of Service reservations.
While RSVP has a security architecture that was designed for fixed networks, this thesis explores the possibilities of using RSVP in wireless netwoks, when users and applications must be authenticated before making reservations with different priorities.
Critical flaws in the RSVP security model are found that make it inapplicable for use in wireless networks. Improvements are designed, implemented, and discussed.
The implementation is based on a fork of KOM-RSVP, and a new X.509v3 certificate extension is added to OpenSSL.