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IPv6 Packet Traceback: A Survey

by Rajesh Kumar Singh, Sumit Pundir, Emmanuel S. Pilli
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 74 - Number 16
Year of Publication: 2013
Authors: Rajesh Kumar Singh, Sumit Pundir, Emmanuel S. Pilli

Rajesh Kumar Singh, Sumit Pundir, Emmanuel S. Pilli . IPv6 Packet Traceback: A Survey. International Journal of Computer Applications. 74, 16 ( July 2013), 31-35. DOI=10.5120/12971-0139

@article{ 10.5120/12971-0139,
author = { Rajesh Kumar Singh, Sumit Pundir, Emmanuel S. Pilli },
title = { IPv6 Packet Traceback: A Survey },
journal = { International Journal of Computer Applications },
issue_date = { July 2013 },
volume = { 74 },
number = { 16 },
month = { July },
year = { 2013 },
issn = { 0975-8887 },
pages = { 31-35 },
numpages = {9},
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doi = { 10.5120/12971-0139 },
publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
address = {New York, USA}
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%I Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA

The Internet is expanding year by year and providing services of convenience and commercial value. It is also becoming prone for many attacks. Every day, new vulnerabilities are found, new threats are detected and attacks are launched. We need countermeasures for these attacks and IDS and firewalls are not able to defend all the attacks. In this situation we need to traceback the attacker and get to the source of the attacker so that there is deterrence to the cyber criminals, thereby reducing attack rate. In this paper we survey various traceback techniques for IPv6 after introducing the same for IPv4. We also analyze the differences between packet header fields of IPv4 and v6 and list the challenges for IPv6 traceback.

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