Date Added: May 2011
In Mobile ad-hoc network, nodes must cooperate to achieve the routing purposes. Node misbehaviour due to selfish or malicious intention could significantly degrade the performance of MANET because most existing routing protocols in MANET are aiming at finding most efficient path. In this paper, the authors propose a Two node-disjoint Routes protocol for Isolating Dropper Node in MANET (TRIDNT) to deal with misbehaviour in MANET. TRIDNT allows some degree of selfishness to give an incentive to the selfish nodes to declare itself to its neighbours, which reduces the misbehaving nodes searching time. In TRIDNT two node-disjoint routes between the source and destination are selected based on their trust values.