DNS-Class: Immediate classification of IP flows using DNS

TitleDNS-Class: Immediate classification of IP flows using DNS
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsForemski P, Callegari C., Pagano M.
JournalInternational Journal of Network Management
AbstractNowadays we see a tremendous growth of the Internet, especially in terms of the amount of data being transmitted and new network protocols being introduced. This poses a challenge for network administrators, who need adequate tools for network management. Recent findings show that DNS can contribute valuable information on IP flows and improve traffic visibility in a computer network. In this paper, we apply these findings on DNS to propose a novel traffic classification algorithm with interesting features. We experimentally show that the information carried in domain names and port numbers is sufficient for immediate classification of a highly significant portion of the traffic. We present DNS-Class: an innovative, fast, and reliable flow-based traffic classification algorithm, which on average yields 99.8% of True Positives and
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