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Passive fingerprinting on an IPv6-enabled network

Zandberg, K. (2016) Passive fingerprinting on an IPv6-enabled network.

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Abstract:A lot of information can be gathered from a local broad- cast domain by passively capturing packets. How much information can be gathered from IPv6 enabled hosts and whether this is more than over IPv4 is not clear. Of- ten only IPv4 is regarded, or only ARP or NDP packets are used when passively monitoring a network for active hosts. It is also possible to gather information about hosts by looking at data received from other broadcast or mul- ticast protocols such as mDNS. In this paper, data from passive host measurements on a single subnet is analysed and a comparison between information found on IPv4 and IPv6 is made, and the uptime of hosts is estimated based on this data. With that, it becomes clear that IPv6 does not leak more information about a host than IPv4.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:53 electrotechnology, 54 computer science
Programme:Electrical Engineering BSc (56953)
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