A Network Coding-Based Approach to Probabilistic Packet Marking

Traceback schemes aim at identifying the source(s) of a sequence of packets and the nodes these packets traversed. This is useful for tracing the sources of high volume traffic, e.g., in Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks. In this paper, the authors are interested in Probabilistic Packet Marking (PPM) schemes, in which intermediate nodes probabilistically mark packets with information about their identity and the receiver uses information from several packets to reconstruct the paths traversed by these packets.

Provided by: University of Calgary Topic: Security Date Added: Jan 2010 Format: PDF

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