Mitigating Packet Dropping Problem in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks: Proposals and Challenges

  title={Mitigating Packet Dropping Problem in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks: Proposals and Challenges},
  author={Soufiene Djahel and Farid Na{\"i}t-Abdesselam and Zonghua Zhang},
  journal={IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials},
In mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs), nodes usually cooperate and forward each other's packets in order to enable out of range communication. However, in hostile environments, some nodes may deny to do so, either for saving their own resources or for intentionally disrupting regular communications. This type of misbehavior is generally referred to as packet dropping attack or black hole attack, which is considered as one of the most destructive attacks that leads to the network collapse. The… CONTINUE READING
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