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Identifying anomalies rapidly and accurately is critical to the efficient operation of large computer networks. Accurately characterizing important classes of anomalies greatly facilitates their identification; however, the subtleties and complexities of anomalous traffic can easily confound this process. In this paper we report results of signal analysis(More)
Monitoring unused or dark IP addresses offers opportunities to significantly improve and expand knowledge of abuse activity without many of the problems associated with typical network intrusion detection and firewall systems. In this paper, we address the problem of designing and deploying a system for monitoring large unused address spaces such as class A(More)
There is striking volume of World-Wide Web activity on IPv6 today. In early 2015, one large Content Distribution Network handles 50 billion IPv6 requests per day from hundreds of millions of IPv6 client addresses; billions of unique client addresses are observed per month. Address counts, however, obscure the number of hosts with IPv6 connectivity to the(More)
The Domain Name System (DNS) is a one of the most widely used services in the Internet. In this paper, we consider the question of how DNS traffic monitoring can provide an important and useful perspective on network traffic in an enterprise. We approach this problem by considering three classes of DNS traffic: canonical (i.e., RFC-intended behaviors),(More)
—Traffic anomaly detection using high performance measurement systems offers the possibility of improving the speed of detection and enabling detection of important, short-lived anomalies. In this paper we investigate the problem of detecting anomalies using traffic measurements with fine-grained timestamps. We develop a new detection algorithm (called S3)(More)