Neighborhood Monitoring Based Collaborative Alert Mechanism to Thwart the Misbehaving Nodes in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
The presence of misbehaving nodes in mobile ad hoc network results in degradation of network performance and makes it difficult in finding the routes between the nodes. Thus, the collaborative nature of ad hoc network seems to be endangered due to the presence of misbehaving nodes. This paper proposes a Neighborhood Monitoring based Collaborative Alert Mechanism to thwart the misbehaving nodes. The proposed scheme is immune to colluding misbehaving nodes due to timely generation of an explicit route error packet by the nodes in the neighborhood to inform the originating node of the ongoing transmission about the misbehaving link.