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Detection of Selfish node in Replica allocation for improving Data accessibility in MANET


S. Geethanjali , Selvam College of Technology, Namakkal, India; K. Nagendran, Selvam College of Technology, Namakkal, India


Mobile Ad hoc networks, Selfish replica allocation.


In a mobile ad hoc network, the mobility and resource constraints of mobile nodes may lead to network partitioning or performance degradation. Several data replication techniques have been proposed to minimize performance degradation. Most of them assume that all mobile nodes collaborate fully in terms of sharing their memory space. In reality, however, some nodes may selfishly decide only to cooperate partially, or not at all, with other nodes. These selfish nodes could then reduce the overall data accessibility in the network. In this paper, we examine the impact of selfish nodes in a mobile ad hoc network from the perspective of replica allocation. In particular, we develop a selfish node detection algorithm that considers partial selfishness and novel replica allocation techniques to properly cope with selfish replica allocation. Network partitions can occur frequently, since nodes move freely in a MANET, causing some data to be often inaccessible to some of the nodes. Hence, data accessibility is often an important performance metric in a MANET. Data are usually replicated at nodes, other than the original owners, to increase data accessibility to cope with frequent network partitions. A considerable amount of research has recently been proposed for replica allocation in a MANET. In general, replication can simultaneously improve data accessibility and reduce query delay, i.e., query response time, if the mobile nodes in a MANET together have sufficient memory space to hold both all the replicas and the original data.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV1I2024
Published in: Volume : 1, Issue : 2
Publication Date: 01/05/2013
Page(s): 148-152

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