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Network Fingerprinting: TTL-Based Router Signatures
Vanaubel, Yves  ; Pansiot, Jean-Jacques; Mérindol, Pascal et al.
2013 • In ACM/USENIX Internet Measurement Conference
Peer reviewed


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Keywords :
Measurement; Network Discovery; Fingerprinting; MPLS; Router Signature; Initial TTL
Abstract :
[en] Fingerprinting networking equipment has many potential applications and benefits in network management and security. More generally, it is useful for the understanding of network structures and their behaviors. In this paper, we describe a simple fingerprinting mechanism based on the initial TTL values used by routers to reply to various probing messages. We show that main classes obtained using this simple mechanism are meaningful to distinguish routers platforms. Besides, it comes at a very low additional cost compared to standard active topology discovery measurements. As a proof of concept, we apply our method to gain more insight on the behavior of MPLS routers and to, thus, more accurately quantify their visible/invisible deployment.
Disciplines :
Computer science
Author, co-author :
Vanaubel, Yves ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Dép. d'électric., électron. et informat. (Inst.Montefiore) > Réseaux informatiques
Pansiot, Jean-Jacques
Mérindol, Pascal
Donnet, Benoît  ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Dép. d'électric., électron. et informat. (Inst.Montefiore) > Algorithmique des grands systèmes
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Title :
Network Fingerprinting: TTL-Based Router Signatures
Publication date :
October 2013
Event name :
ACM/USENIX Internet Measurement Conference (IMC)
Event date :
23 - 25 octobre 2013
Audience :
Main work title :
ACM/USENIX Internet Measurement Conference
Peer reviewed :
Peer reviewed
European Projects :
FP7 - 318627 - MPLANE - mPlane – an Intelligent Measurement Plane for Future Network and Application Management
Funders :
CE - Commission Européenne


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