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IPv6 Alias Resolution via Induced Fragmentation

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Beverly, Robert
Brinkmeyer, William
Luckie, Matthew
Rohrer, Justin P.
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2013-03
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2013-03
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Discovering router-level IPv6 topologies is important to understanding IPv6 growth, structure, and evolution and relation to IPv4. This work presents a fingerprint-based IPv6 alias resolution technique that induces fragmented responses from IPv6 router interfaces. We leverage the way in which IPv6 implements fragmentation to provide reliable inferences. We demonstrate perfect alias resolution accuracy in a controlled environment, and on a small subset of the production IPv6 Internet for which we have ground-truth. Internet-wide testing finds that over 70\% of IPv6 interfaces probed respond to the test. Our promising results suggest a valuable technique to aid IPv6 topology discovery.
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Proceedings of the 14th Passive and Active Measurement (PAM 2013) Conference, Hong Kong, CN, March 2013 (Best Paper Finalist).
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Computer Science (CS)
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IPv6 Alias Resolution via Induced Fragmentation. Robert Beverly, William Brinkmeyer, Matthew Luckie, Justin P. Rohrer, In Proceedings of the 14th Conference on Passive and Active Network Measurement (PAM), March, 2013.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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