Date Added: Jan 2011
The authors present a new class of network attacks, referred to as flow-jamming attacks, in which an adversary with multiple jammers throughout the network jams packets to reduce traffic flow. They propose a linear programming framework for flow-jamming attacks, providing a foundation for the design of future protocols to mitigate flow-jamming. They propose metrics to evaluate the effect of a flow-jamming attack on network flow and the resource expenditure of the jamming adversary. They develop, evaluate, and compare a variety of flow-jamming attacks using the proposed metrics and the linear programming formulation.