The use of packet inter-arrival times for investigating unsolicited internet traffic

Jacob Zimmermann, Andrew Clark, George Mohay, Fabien Pouget, Marc Dacier

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Abstract

Monitoring the Internet reveals incessant activity, that has been referred to as background radiation. In this paper, we propose an original approach that makes use of packet Inter-Arrival Times, or IATs, to analyse and identify such abnormal or unexpected network activity. Our study exploits a large set of data collected on a distributed network of honeypots during more than six months. Our main contribution in this paper is to demonstrate the usefulness of IAT analysis for network forensic purposes, and we illustrate this with examples in which we analyse particular IAT peak values. In addition, we pinpoint some network anomalies that we have been able to determine through such analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - First International Workshop on Systematic Approaches to Digital Forensic Engineering
Pages89-104
Number of pages16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
EventProceedings - First International Workshop on Systematic Approaches to Digital Forensic Engineering - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 7 Nov 20059 Nov 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings - First International Workshop on Systematic Approaches to Digital Forensic Engineering
Volume2005

Conference

ConferenceProceedings - First International Workshop on Systematic Approaches to Digital Forensic Engineering
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period7/11/059/11/05

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Zimmermann, J., Clark, A., Mohay, G., Pouget, F., & Dacier, M. (2005). The use of packet inter-arrival times for investigating unsolicited internet traffic. In Proceedings - First International Workshop on Systematic Approaches to Digital Forensic Engineering (pp. 89-104). [1592524] (Proceedings - First International Workshop on Systematic Approaches to Digital Forensic Engineering; Vol. 2005). https://doi.org/10.1109/SADFE.2005.26