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Issue No. 01 - Jan. (2014 vol. 13)
ISSN: 1536-1233
pp: 216-229
Keren Tan , Inst. for Security, Technol., & Soc., Dartmouth Coll., Hanover, NH, USA
Chris McDonald , Sch. of Comput. Sci. & Software Eng., Univ. of Western Australia, Crawley, WA, Australia
Bennet Vance , Inst. for Security, Technol., & Soc., Dartmouth Coll., Hanover, NH, USA
Chrisil Arackaparambil , Inst. for Security, Technol., & Soc., Dartmouth Coll., Hanover, NH, USA
Sergey Bratus , Inst. for Security, Technol., & Soc., Dartmouth Coll., Hanover, NH, USA
David Kotz , Inst. for Security, Technol., & Soc., Dartmouth Coll., Hanover, NH, USA
ABSTRACT
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 "sniffers" 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. , pp. 216-229, Jan. 2014, doi:10.1109/TMC.2012.237
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