International Journal of Engineering and Technology
A Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) is a self-organized system comprised by multiple mobile wireless nodes. Due to the openness in network topology and the absence of centralized administration in management, MANET is vulnerable to attacks from malicious nodes. Nodes can change position quite frequently, which mean the mobility of the network. Node misbehaviors are serious attacks for routing protocols in MANET. Secure routing is the milestone in Mobile Ad-hoc NETworks. The proposed trust management scheme gives an overview about trust in MANETs and current research in routing on the basis of trust. It uses trust values to favor packet forwarding by maintaining a trust counter for each node.