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Routing Protocols and Security Issues in Mobile Ad-Hoc Network: A Review

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2016
Sandeep Dalal, Jyoti Mahendia

Sandeep Dalal and Jyoti Mahendia. Routing Protocols and Security Issues in Mobile Ad-Hoc Network: A Review. International Journal of Computer Applications 156(13):1-5, December 2016. BibTeX

	author = {Sandeep Dalal and Jyoti Mahendia},
	title = {Routing Protocols and Security Issues in Mobile Ad-Hoc Network: A Review},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {December 2016},
	volume = {156},
	number = {13},
	month = {Dec},
	year = {2016},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {1-5},
	numpages = {5},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2016912315},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


Mobile ad hoc networks(MANETs) is an infrastructure-less dynamic network consisting of collection of wireless mobile nodes that communicate with each other without using any centralized authority. MANETs are considered vulnerable to several kinds of security attacks like worm-hole attacks, black hole attacks, denial-of-service attacks and rushing attack etc. The routing protocol specifies a set of rules using which routers in network share information with each other and report updates to neighbourhood routers. The routing protocol enables a network to make dynamic adjustment to its conditions. Moreover, routing decisions need not to be predetermined and static. Different security mechanisms have been developed by numerous researchers so far in order to prevent such security threats in a network. In this regard, this paper discusses the existing security mechanisms and routing protocols in Mobile Ad-hoc Network in detail.


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Mobile ad-hoc network (MANET), Destination sequenced distance vector (DSDV), Ad-hoc On-demand Distance Vector routing (AODV), Dynamic Source Routing (DSR)