—A mobile ad-hoc network is a self-configuring
network of mobile hosts connected by wireless links which
together form an arbitrary topology. Due to lack of centralized
control, dynamic network topology and multihop
communications, the provision of making routing secure in
mobile ad hoc networks is much more challenging than the
security in infrastructure based networks. Several protocols for
secure routing in ad hoc networks have been proposed in the
literature. But due to their limitations, there is a need to make
them robust and more secure so that they can go well with the
demanding requirements of ad hoc networks. This paper
presents a survey of trust based secure routing protocols for
mobile ad hoc networks. Different trust based secure routing
protocols are discussed and analyzed in the paper along with
their strengths, weaknesses and future enhancements.
—Routing protocol, trust based secure routing,
ad hoc networks.
The authors are with University School of Information and
Communication Technology, Guru Gobind Singh IndraPrastha University,
Delhi, India (e-mail: email@example.com,
Cite:Deepika Kukreja, Umang Singh, and B. V. R. Reddy, "A Survey of Trust Based Routing Protocols in MANETs," Journal of Advances in Computer Networks vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 280-285, 2013.