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Tobias Limmer and Falko Dressler, "Flow-based Front Payload Aggregation," Proceedings of 34th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN 2009), 4th IEEE LCN Workshop on Network Measurements (WNM 2009), Zürich, Switzerland, October 2009, pp. 1102–1109.


We present and discuss a new monitoring technique that we call Front Payload Aggregation (FPA). Instead of being limited to either analyzing single packets for signature-based attack detection or exploiting statistical flow information for anomaly detection, FPA combines the advantages of both approaches. Exploiting the fact that most attack signatures can be found in the very first packets of a connection, we collect payload information from these few packets (we take the first n payload Bytes) and associate it to the corresponding flow data. Thus, intrusion detection can still be performed with a high degree of confidence and the monitoring system becomes efficient w.r.t. processing performance and attack resilience.

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Tobias Limmer
Falko Dressler

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    author = {Limmer, Tobias and Dressler, Falko},
    doi = {10.1109/LCN.2009.5355213},
    title = {{Flow-based Front Payload Aggregation}},
    pages = {1102--1109},
    publisher = {IEEE},
    address = {Z{\"{u}}rich, Switzerland},
    booktitle = {34th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN 2009), 4th IEEE LCN Workshop on Network Measurements (WNM 2009)},
    month = {10},
    year = {2009},

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