Networking

Linear Programming Models for Jamming Attacks on Network Traffic Flows

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Executive Summary

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.

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