On Selecting Representative Faultloads to Guide the Evaluation of Ad Hoc Networks

Ad hoc networks are threatened by a wide variety of accidental and malicious faults. This fact limits the practical exploitation of ad hoc networks. In consequence, apart from enforcing the dependability and security aspects of these networks, the provision of approaches to evaluate their behaviour in the presence of faults and attacks is of paramount importance. Accordingly, analyzing and determining which threats should be considered for the evaluation of each particular ad hoc network is an essential task for the definition of representative faultloads. The authors' previous work focused on evaluating the impact of black and grey hole attacks in real networks using attack injection. This paper enriches the faultload of their experimental platform with five new types of accidental and malicious faults.

Provided by: Universidad Politecnica de Valencia Topic: Mobility Date Added: Mar 2011 Format: PDF

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