Ad Hoc Networks. First International Conference, ADHOCNETS 2009, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, September 22-25, 2009. Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Passive and Active Analysis in DSR-Based Ad Hoc Networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-11723-7_42,
        author={Tae Dempsey and Gokhan Sahin and Y. Morton},
        title={Passive and Active Analysis in DSR-Based Ad Hoc Networks},
        proceedings={Ad Hoc Networks. First International Conference, ADHOCNETS 2009, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, September 22-25, 2009. Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={ADHOCNETS},
        year={2012},
        month={7},
        keywords={ad hoc networks dsr classification algorithms jamming},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-11723-7_42}
    }
    
  • Tae Dempsey
    Gokhan Sahin
    Y. Morton
    Year: 2012
    Passive and Active Analysis in DSR-Based Ad Hoc Networks
    ADHOCNETS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-11723-7_42
Tae Dempsey1,*, Gokhan Sahin1,*, Y. Morton1,*
  • 1: Miami University
*Contact email: dempsetl@muohio.edu, sahing@muohio.edu, mortonyt@muohio.edu

Abstract

Security and vulnerabilities in wireless ad hoc networks have been considered at different layers, and many attack strategies have been proposed, including denial of service (DoS) through the intelligent jamming of the most critical packet types of flows in a network. This paper investigates the effectiveness of intelligent jamming in wireless ad hoc networks using the Dynamic Source Routing (DSR) and TCP protocols and introduces an intelligent classifier to facilitate the jamming of such networks. Assuming encrypted packet headers and contents, our classifier is based solely on the observable characteristics of size, inter-arrival timing, and direction and classifies packets with up to 99.4% accuracy in our experiments. Furthermore, we investigate active analysis, which is the combination of a classifier and intelligent jammer to invoke specific responses from a victim network.