Defending against eclipse attacks on overlay networks

  title={Defending against eclipse attacks on overlay networks},
  author={Atul Singh and Miguel Castro and Peter Druschel and Antony I. T. Rowstron},
  booktitle={ACM SIGOPS European Workshop},
Overlay networks are widely used to deploy functionality at edge nodes without changing network routers. Each node in an overlay network maintains pointers to a set of neighbor nodes. These pointers are used both to maintain the overlay and to implement application functionality, for example, to locate content stored by overlay nodes. If an attacker controls a large fraction of the neighbors of correct nodes, it can "eclipse" correct nodes and prevent correct overlay operation. This Eclipse… CONTINUE READING
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