Date Added: Oct 2013
Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) is a self-configuring network of mobile nodes formed anytime and anywhere without the help of a fixed infrastructure or centralized management. It has many potential applications in disaster relief operations, military network, and commercial environments. Due to open, dynamic, infrastructure-less nature, the ad hoc networks are vulnerable to various attacks. AODV is an important on-demand distance vector routing protocol for mobile ad hoc networks. It is more vulnerable to black & gray hole attack.