A Study of Secure Routing Protocols

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Executive Summary

Mobile ad hoc networks have no fixed infrastructure available for routing packets in an end to end network and instead rely on intermediary peers. There are various types of attacks which an effect the MANETs. Routing protocols, data, bandwidth and battery power are the common target of these attacks. This paper gives an overview of various secure routing protocols by presenting their characteristics and functionality along with their respective merits and drawbacks. A comparison of these protocols is also presented based upon certain security parameters.

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