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Poster Abstract: An Experimental Study of Attacks on the Availability of Glossy

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 281)

Abstract

Glossy is a reliable and low latency flooding mechanism which makes use of constructive interference. Therefore, it is important to investigate what happens when attacks are mounted on Glossy that try to break constructive interference. In this chapter, we explore the effectiveness of different methods of breaking constructive interference in Glossy. Our results show that Glossy is quite robust to approaches where nodes do not respect the timing constraints necessary to create constructive interference. Changing the packet content, however, has a more tremendous effect on the packet reception rate.

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Acknowledgments

We would like to thank Federico Ferrari for clarifications regarding Glossy internals. This work was supported by the WISENET center at Uppsala University.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Uppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden
  2. 2.SICS Swedish ICTKistaSweden

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