Address resolution protocol optimization

J.L.Tai, and Nor Adnan Yahaya, and K. Daniel Wong, (2009) Address resolution protocol optimization. Jurnal Kejuruteraan, 21 . pp. 11-20.


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This paper proposes an improved Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) for Ethernet-based networks. In the proposed alternative method, the ARP request packets are not broadcasted but instead unicasted to an ARP server which will have all the <ip, MAC> mappings of all the hosts connected to the network. This significantly reduces ARP signaling and processing overhead. The ARP server obtains the mappings through a novel passive method that does not introduce additional overhead in the network. Furthermore, the use of the ARP server makes it much easier to secure the network against certain attacks like ARP poisoning.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:ARP; protocol optimization; ARP poisoning; broadcast; unicast.
Journal:Jurnal Kejuruteraan
ID Code:173
Deposited By: Mr Fazli Nafiah -
Deposited On:30 Nov 2010 04:19
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