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Resilience to Dropping Nodes in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks with Link-State Routing

  • Ignacy Gawędzki
  • Khaldoun Al Agha
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4982)

Abstract

Currently emerging standard routing protocols for MANETs do not perform well in presence of malicious nodes that intentionally drop data traffic but otherwise behave correctly with respect to control messages of the routing protocol. In this paper, we address the problem of coping with the presence of such nodes in networks that use a link-state routing protocol. The solution, based on the verification of the principle of flow conservation, is purely protocolar and does not rely on any specific underlying OSI layer 1 or 2 technical feature. In addition, it is well suited for integration into existing link-state routing protocols for ad hoc networks, by using existing periodic control messages and by not requiring any clock synchronization between the nodes. The method, once implemented in an actual routing protocol, proves to increase the ratio of successfully delivered data packets significantly.

Keywords

ad hoc networks link-state routing security resilience 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ignacy Gawędzki
    • 1
  • Khaldoun Al Agha
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Recherche en InformatiqueUniversité Paris-Sud 11, CNRSOrsayFrance

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