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dc.contributor.advisorBeverly, Robert
dc.contributor.authorTurner, Mark J.
dc.dateSep-14
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-05T20:10:59Z
dc.date.available2014-12-05T20:10:59Z
dc.date.issued2014-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/44021
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe exhaustion of available public IPv4 addresses has had a significant impact in an expanding, networked world and has led to increased adoption of IPv6. As IPv6 becomes more commonplace, it permits abusive and malicious parties to exploit both new and existing vulnerabilities. Among such vulnerabilities is abusive electronic messaging, or spam. To better understand the impact of spam utilizing IPv6 as its delivery protocol, this study focused on both real-world IPv6 spam collected from large production domain and IPv6 spam laboratory measurements. This study used various network traffic analysis tools to detect, classify, and associate IPv6 spamming behavior, both at the victim mail exchanger and among IPv6 wide-area routes. Furthermore, popular mail transfer agents were tested in an effort to profile their IPv6 behavior and correlate with spam obtained from the real world production domain. Results show that while IPv6 spamming behavior is growing, it is still in its infancy and no outstanding characteristics emerged that allow for definitive classification as a dominant IPv6 spamming behavior.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/dynamicsofbusive1094544021
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleDynamics of abusive IPv6 networksen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderDeccio, Casey
dc.contributor.departmentComputer Science
dc.subject.authorIPv6en_US
dc.subject.authorSpamen_US
dc.subject.authorSMTPen_US
dc.subject.authorBGPen_US
dc.subject.authorMTAen_US
dc.subject.authorSecurityen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Computer Scienceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineComputer Scienceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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