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Publication Details for Inproceedings "On the vulnerability of the proportional fairness scheduler to retransmission attacks"

 

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Authors: Ehud Ben-Porat, Anat Bremler-Barr, Hanoch Levy, Bernhard Plattner
Group: Communication Systems
Type: Inproceedings
Title: On the vulnerability of the proportional fairness scheduler to retransmission attacks
Year: 2011
Month: April
Pub-Key: Udi11a
Book Titel: Proceedings
Keywords: scheduler, 3g, ddos
Abstract: Channel aware schedulers of modern wireless net- works – such as the popular Proportional Fairness Scheduler (PFS) – improve throughput performance by exploiting channel fluctuations while maintaining fairness among the users. In order to simplify the analysis, PFS was introduced and vastly investigated in a model where frame losses do not occur, which is of course not the case in practical wireless networks. Recent studies focused on the efficiency of various implementations of PFS in a realistic model where frame losses can occur. In this work we show that the common straight forward adaptation of PFS to frame losses exposes the system to a malicious attack (which can alternatively be caused by malfunctioning user equipment) that can drastically degrade the performance of innocent users. We analyze the factors behind the vulnerability of the system and propose a modification of PFS designed for the frame loss model which is resilient to such malicious attack while maintaining the fairness properties of original PFS.
Location: Infocom 2011
Resources: [BibTeX]

 

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