By Topic

Fairness Attacks in the Explicit Control Protocol

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Wilson, C. ; U. C. Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara ; Coakley, C. ; Zhao, B.Y.

Protocols such as the explicit control protocol (XCP) use explicit router feedback to guide endpoint transmission rates for near-optimal capacity utilization and fairness. However, non-cooperative end hosts can manipulate and ignore feedback to either obtain unfair advantages over cooperative hosts, or perform denial-of-service attacks on intervening network links. In this paper we explore the methodology behind, and construct working examples of different attack vectors on XCP, including both cheating senders and receivers. Through detailed simulations in ns, we show that misbehaving users can dominate bandwidth allocation on shared links, and our strategies allow them to successfully allocate bandwidth by either sharing or selfishly competing for the bottleneck bandwidth capacity.

Published in:

Quality of Service, 2007 Fifteenth IEEE International Workshop on

Date of Conference:

21-22 June 2007