A Novel Approach for Selfish Nodes Detection in MANETs: Proposal and Petri Nets Based Modeling

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The resource limitation of nodes used in selforganized ad hoc networks, along with the multi-hop nature of these networks, may cause a new behavioral phenomena which does not exist in traditional infrastructured environments. To save its energy, a node may behave sel shly, then it would not forward packets for other nodes while using their resources to forward its own packets. This deviation from the normal behavior is a potential threat against the service availability, one of the most important security requirements. Resolving this problem is challenging, due to the self-organization and the infrastructureless features of these networks. Recently, some solutions have been proposed, but almost all these solutions rely on the watchdog technique [1], which suffers from many problems. Especially when using the power control technique, employed by some new poweraware routing protocols following the watchdog's proposal. To overcome this problem, we propose in this paper a new approach we call two hops ACK (acknowledgment). Using petri nets we model and analyze our solution based on this novel approach.
mobile ad hoc networks, petri nets, Selfish misbehaviour