The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews
Mobile Adhoc NETworks (MANET) is new paradigm of wireless networks providing unrestricted mobility to nodes with no fixed or centralized infrastructure. Each node participating in the network acts as router to route the data from source to destination. This characteristic makes MANET more vulnerable to routing attacks. Flooding attack is one such attack which consumes more resource like bandwidth, battery power, etc. Reactive routing protocols like Adhoc On demand Distance Vector (AODV) and Dynamic Source Routing (DSR) used in MANET has route discovery scheme and this makes it easier for malicious node to launch flooding attack by flooding the Route REQuest packets (RREQ) in the network.