A friend mechanism for mobile ad hoc networks

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/91081
Title:
A friend mechanism for mobile ad hoc networks
Authors:
Razak, S. A. (Shukor Abd); Samian, N. (Normalia); Ma'arof, A. (Mohd Aizaini)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside. School of Computing.
Citation:
Razak, S. A. et al. (2009) 'A friend mechanism for mobile ad hoc networks', Journal of Information Assurance and Security, 4 (5), pp.440-448.
Publisher:
Dynamic Publishers, Inc.
Journal:
Journal of Information Assurance and Security
Issue Date:
2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/91081
Abstract:
In the autonomous environment of mobile ad hoc network (MANET) where nodes are free to move around and depend on each other to initiate communication, cooperation among nodes is an essential component of a successful data transmission process. Since there is no central controller such as router to determine the communication paths in MANET, each node in the ad hoc network has to rely on each other in order to forward packets, thus highly cooperative nodes are required to ensure that the initiated data transmission process does not fail. However, it is hard to encourage cooperativeness among nodes for each node owns limited resources that need to be preserved. These particular nodes which are also known as selfish nodes refuse to help other nodes in forwarding packets due to the anxiety of having resource degradation such as exhausted battery power and limited processor capability. This problem has aroused several issues in MANET: routing, security, Quality of Service (QoS), resource management and auto-configuration. Hence, there is a need to provide a mechanism that can encourage cooperation among nodes without jeopardizing their resources. In this paper, we provide evidence through simulation experiments on how a friendship concept could be used to minimize the number of false alarms raised in MANET Intrusion Detection System (IDS). In addition, we propose a security enhancement for the friendships mechanism by implementing trust features and show the effects of having such implementation in the existing friendships mechanism through simulation experiments. We also discuss on how the similar friendships concept could be used to address several challenges faced in MANET environment.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
mobile ad hoc networks; security; selfish nodes; friendships mechanism; trust features
ISSN:
1554-1010
Rights:
No publisher policy information on http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 03/02/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 03/02/2010]

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dc.contributor.authorRazak, S. A. (Shukor Abd)en
dc.contributor.authorSamian, N. (Normalia)en
dc.contributor.authorMa'arof, A. (Mohd Aizaini)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-03T14:47:23Z-
dc.date.available2010-02-03T14:47:23Z-
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Information Assurance and Security; 4 (5): 440-448en
dc.identifier.issn1554-1010-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/91081-
dc.description.abstractIn the autonomous environment of mobile ad hoc network (MANET) where nodes are free to move around and depend on each other to initiate communication, cooperation among nodes is an essential component of a successful data transmission process. Since there is no central controller such as router to determine the communication paths in MANET, each node in the ad hoc network has to rely on each other in order to forward packets, thus highly cooperative nodes are required to ensure that the initiated data transmission process does not fail. However, it is hard to encourage cooperativeness among nodes for each node owns limited resources that need to be preserved. These particular nodes which are also known as selfish nodes refuse to help other nodes in forwarding packets due to the anxiety of having resource degradation such as exhausted battery power and limited processor capability. This problem has aroused several issues in MANET: routing, security, Quality of Service (QoS), resource management and auto-configuration. Hence, there is a need to provide a mechanism that can encourage cooperation among nodes without jeopardizing their resources. In this paper, we provide evidence through simulation experiments on how a friendship concept could be used to minimize the number of false alarms raised in MANET Intrusion Detection System (IDS). In addition, we propose a security enhancement for the friendships mechanism by implementing trust features and show the effects of having such implementation in the existing friendships mechanism through simulation experiments. We also discuss on how the similar friendships concept could be used to address several challenges faced in MANET environment.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDynamic Publishers, Inc.en
dc.rightsNo publisher policy information on http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 03/02/2010]en
dc.subjectmobile ad hoc networksen
dc.subjectsecurityen
dc.subjectselfish nodesen
dc.subjectfriendships mechanismen
dc.subjecttrust featuresen
dc.titleA friend mechanism for mobile ad hoc networksen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside. School of Computing.en
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Information Assurance and Securityen
ref.citationcount0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 03/02/2010]en
or.citation.harvardRazak, S. A. et al. (2009) 'A friend mechanism for mobile ad hoc networks', Journal of Information Assurance and Security, 4 (5), pp.440-448.-
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