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Due to their unique characteristics, Mobile Ad hoc NETworks (MANETs) are exposed to different threats. Consequently, their confident use requires of the conception of methodologies to assess their dependability (specially in presence of attacks). Accordingly, the estimation of which factors impact significantly on the behavior of MANETs is an essential task to improve the degree of acceptance of provided measures. A MANET is a wireless local area network that is built spontaneously as devices connect. Instead of relying on base stations to coordinate the flow of messages to each node in the network, the individual network nodes are in charge of packet forwarding. MANETs are an attractive option when the use of network infrastructures results prohibitive in terms of time and/or money.
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