Protection Mechanisms for Well-Behaved TCP Flows From Tampered-TCP at Edge Routers
Source: Osaka University
In this paper, the authors propose a new mechanism which detects tampered-TCP connections at edge routers and protects well-behaved TCP connections from the tampered-TCP connections, resulting in maintaining the fairness amongst TCP connections. The proposed mechanism monitors the TCP packets at an edge router and estimates the window size or the throughput for each TCP connection. By using estimation results, the proposed mechanism assesses whether each TCP connection is tampered or not and drops packets intentionally if necessary to improve the fairness amongst TCP connections.