Security Issues Pertaining to Ad-Hoc Networks - A Survey

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Executive Summary

A Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) is a self-configuring network of mobile routers (and associated hosts) connected by wireless links - the union of which form an arbitrary topology. The routers are free to move randomly and organize themselves arbitrarily; thus, the network's wireless topology may change rapidly and unpredictably. MANETs are usually set up in situations of emergency for temporary operations or simply if there are no resources to set up elaborate networks. Many of the ad hoc routing protocols that address security issues rely on implicit trust relationships to route packets among participating nodes.

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