AODV & SAODV under Attack: Performance Comparison

Mohamed Abdelshafy, Peter J. B. King

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    AODV is a reactive MANET routing protocol that does not support security of routing messages. SAODV is an extension of the AODV routing protocol that is designed to fulfil security features of the routing messages. In this paper, we study the performance of both AODV and SAODV routing protocols under the presence of blackhole, grayhole, selfish and flooding attacks. We conclude that the performance of SAODV is better than AODV in the presence of blackhole, grayhole and selfish attacks while its performance is worse than AODV in the presence of flooding attack. The blackhole and flooding attacks have a severe impact on the AODV and SAODV performance while the grayhole and selfish attacks have less significant effect on it.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAd-hoc, Mobile, and Wireless Networks
    Subtitle of host publication13th International Conference, ADHOC-NOW 2014 Benidorm, Spain, June 22-27, 2014 Proceedings
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-07425-2
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-07424-5
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014
    EventAd-hoc, Mobile, and Wireless Networks 13th International Conference - Benidorm, Spain
    Duration: 22 Jun 201427 Jun 2014

    Publication series

    Name Lecture Notes in Computer Science
    ISSN (Electronic)0302-9743


    ConferenceAd-hoc, Mobile, and Wireless Networks 13th International Conference
    Abbreviated titleADHOC-NOW 2014


    • MANET
    • Routing protocol
    • AODV
    • SAODV
    • Security
    • Attack
    • Blackhole
    • Grayhole
    • Selfish
    • Flooding


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