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Ad-Hoc, Mobile, and Wireless Networks

Volume 4686 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 129-141

Building a Trusted Community for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks Using Friend Recommendation

  • Shukor Abd RazakAffiliated withFaculty of Computer Science and Information Systems, Universiti Teknologi
  • , Steven FurnellAffiliated withNetwork Research Group, School of Computing, Communications & Electronics, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, Email:info@network-research-group.org
  • , Nathan ClarkeAffiliated withNetwork Research Group, School of Computing, Communications & Electronics, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, Email:info@network-research-group.org
  • , Phillip BrookeAffiliated withSchool of Computing, University of Teesside, Middlesbrough

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Abstract

The success of authentication mechanisms, intrusion detection and response systems, and other security measures to protect MANET from attack are very much dependant on nodes’ cooperation. Ensuring a node’s cooperation is very challenging in a MANET environment because of the nature of such a network; consisting of a set of anonymous nodes that operate independently, without the existence of a central authority to enforce them to cooperate. One of the solutions for this problem is by creating a trust chain between nodes to create a trusted community. This paper discusses some of the existing studies that have been proposed to overcome this issue and proposes a novel trust framework based upon a friendship concept. Results from simulation experiments proved that the proposed trust framework is capable of creating a trusted community in MANET, whilst at the same time addressing limitations of existing trust frameworks.

Keywords

MANET Friend Mechanism Trusted Community