Date Added: Jun 2012
Mobile ad hoc networks are a collection of number of mobile nodes, which are form temporary network without aid of any existing network infrastructure. Each node participating in the network acts both as host and a router and must therefore is willing to forward to packets for other nodes. The characteristics of MANETs such as: dynamic topology, node mobility, provides large number of degree of freedom and self-organizing capability of that makes it differ from other network. MANETs are more prone to attacks, so to design and development of secure routing is challenging task for researcher in an open and distributed communication environments.