How device misconfiguration drives TCP traffic to parts of - an initial investigation

The Internet community is near the 'Bottom of the barrel' for unallocated IPv4 address prefixes. Network was allocated in January 2010 for use on the public Internet, despite being unofficially utilised in various ways for many years. Recent work has revealed this prefix to be quite 'Dirty', with significant levels of public UDP and TCP traffic already inbound to certain parts of By running a simplified honeypot on and for two days in March 2010 the authors have elicited new insights into the nature of the TCP traffic polluting these prefixes.

Provided by: Swinburne University of Technology Topic: Networking Date Added: Jul 2011 Format: PDF

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