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Future Internet 2018, 10(2), 16; doi:10.3390/fi10020016

An Efficient Trust-Based Scheme for Secure and Quality of Service Routing in MANETs

Faculty of Information Technology, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing 100124, China
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Received: 15 November 2017 / Revised: 22 January 2018 / Accepted: 23 January 2018 / Published: 5 February 2018
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Due to the dynamism of topology, sharing of bandwidth and constraint of resources in wireless nodes, the provision of quality of service (QoS) for routing in mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) presents a great challenge. Security is another crucial aspect of providing QoS since the existence of malicious nodes present all kinds of threats to MANETs. Although a number of mechanisms have been proposed for protecting MANETs, most of the solutions are only effective for a particular kind of attacks or provide security at the cost of sacrificing QoS. In this paper, we propose a trust-based secure QoS routing scheme by combining social and QoS trust. The primary approach of the proposed scheme relies on mitigating nodes that exhibit various packet forwarding misbehavior and on discovering the path that ensures reliable communication through the trust mechanism. The scheme would select the best forwarding node based on packet forwarding behavior as well as capability in terms of QoS parameters, such as residual energy, channel quality, link quality, etc. We will present an adversary model for packet dropping attack against which we evaluate the proposed scheme. Simulation experiment using Network Simulator-2 (NS2) and under various network conditions show that mixing social and QoS trust parameters can greatly improve security and quality of service routing in terms of overhead, packet delivery ratio and energy consumption. View Full-Text
Keywords: mobile ad hoc networks; QoS routing; packet-forwarding misbehavior; trust-based scheme mobile ad hoc networks; QoS routing; packet-forwarding misbehavior; trust-based scheme

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Pathan, M.S.; Zhu, N.; He, J.; Zardari, Z.A.; Memon, M.Q.; Hussain, M.I. An Efficient Trust-Based Scheme for Secure and Quality of Service Routing in MANETs. Future Internet 2018, 10, 16.

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