Mobility

A Literary Review of MANET Security Protocols

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Executive Summary

Ad hoc networks offer various applications which are very much essential in wireless networks. But the vital problem concerning their security aspects is the major issue which must be solved. A mobile ad hoc network is a collection of nodes that are connected through a wireless medium forming rapidly changing topologies. The dynamic and cooperative nature of ad hoc networks present challenges in securing these networks. Attacks on ad hoc network routing protocols is the main problem which affects the network performance and reliability. Here a brief introduction is made of the most popular protocols that follow the table-driven approach and the source initiated on-demand approach.

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