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We argue that the biggest problem with the current Internet architecture is not a particular functional deficiency, but its inability to accommodate innovation. To address this problem we propose a minimal architectural "framework" in which comprehensive architectures can reside. The proposed Framework for Internet Innovation (FII) --- which is derived from(More)
Recent developments of embedded wireless technologies, such as low-cost low-power wireless sensor platforms, uncovered big potential for novel applications. Health care and well-being are examples of two applications that can have large impact on society. Medical sensor networks via continuous monitoring of vital health parameters over a long period of(More)
—An increasing number of mobile devices, including smartphones, use WLAN for accessing the Internet. Existing WLAN authentication mechanisms are either disruptive, such as presenting a captive web page prompting for password, or unreliable, enabling a malicious user to attack a part of operator's infrastructure. In this paper, we present a distributed(More)
—Despite much theoretical work, different modifications of backoff protocols in 802.11 networks lack empirical evidence demonstrating their real-life performance. To fill the gap we have set out to experiment with performance of exponential backoff by varying its backoff factor. Despite the satisfactory results for throughput, we have witnessed poor(More)
Explosive growth of the Internet and lack of mechanisms that validate the authenticity of a packet source produced serious security and accounting issues. In this paper, we propose validating source addresses in LAN using Host Identity Protocol (HIP) deployed in a first-hop router. Compared to alternative solutions such as CGA, our approach is suitable both(More)
—Recent advances in development of low-cost wireless sensor platforms open up opportunities for novel wireless sensor network (WSN) applications. Likewise emerge security concerns of WSNs receiving closer attention of research community. Well known security threats in WSNs range from Denial-of-Service (DoS), Replay and Sybil attacks to those targeted at(More)
Fair node and network operation is a key to ensure the correct system operation. The problem arises when some nodes become compromised or faulty endangering the overall system. This is especially challenging in sensor networks because they are often deployed in hostile environments and have to endure both passive and active attacks. Therefore, a node should(More)
Even though literature that focuses on improving fairness among wireless stations in single hop IEEE 802.11 networks is rife, little is discussed on how to measure fairness in such networks when stations have unequal demands for resources. Typically, the performance of such protocols is measured assuming that all stations have equal resource demands under(More)