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Upshot of Sinkhole Attack in DSR Routing Protocol Based MANET

By Mohammed Ashfaq Hussain, Dr. A. Francis and Saviour Devaraj


Mobile Ad-hoc Network (MANET) is a kind of wireless network which has no infrastructure and is a self configuring wireless network of mobile nodes, each node on the MANET will act like a router which forwards the packets. Due to these properties MANET is vulnerable to attacks. Most common of them is routing attack. Sinkhole attack is a kind of routing attack launched by a malicious node on MANET. A sinkhole node tries to attract all the network packets to it-self from all neighboring nodes. Sinkhole node does this by luring itself as a better route to reach the destination. Further it may launch other severe routing attacks like black hole or selective forwarding attack. This paper studies the characteristics of sinkhole attack and how it will affect the performance of the Distance Vector Routing (DSR) Routing protocol. The implementation is done using NS2 as the simulator

Topics: Index Terms — MANET, Sinkhole attack, DSR, NS2 simulator
Year: 2014
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