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From MAP to DIST: The Evolution of a Large-Scale WLAN Monitoring System
Jan. 2014 (vol. 13 no. 1)
pp. 216-229
Keren Tan, Dartmouth College, Hanover
Chris McDonald, The University of Western Australia, Perth
Bennet Vance, Dartmouth College, Hanover
Chrisil Arackaparambil, Dartmouth College, Hanover
Sergey Bratus, Dartmouth College, Hnaover
David Kotz, Dartmouth College, Hanover
The edge of the Internet is increasingly becoming wireless. Therefore, monitoring the wireless edge is important to understanding the security and performance aspects of the Internet experience. We designed and implemented a large-scale WLAN monitoring system, the Dartmouth Internet security testbed (DIST), at Dartmouth College. It is equipped with distributed arrays of "sniffersâ' that cover 210 diverse campus locations and more than 5,000 users. In this paper, we describe our approach, designs, and solutions for addressing the technical challenges that have resulted from efficiency, scalability, security, and management perspectives. We also present extensive evaluation results on a production network, and summarize the lessons learned.
Index Terms:
Monitoring,Servers,Security,Wireless LAN,IEEE 802.11 Standards,Wireless communication,Communication system security,security,Monitoring,Servers,Security,Wireless LAN,IEEE 802.11 Standards,Wireless communication,Communication system security,scalability,Network measurement,optimization,wireless network,802.11,WLAN
Citation:
Keren Tan, Chris McDonald, Bennet Vance, Chrisil Arackaparambil, Sergey Bratus, David Kotz, "From MAP to DIST: The Evolution of a Large-Scale WLAN Monitoring System," IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 216-229, Jan. 2014, doi:10.1109/TMC.2012.237
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