Internet Scale Endpoint Masquerading
Gillispie, Thad (2007) Internet Scale Endpoint Masquerading. Masters thesis, Iowa State University.
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To keep up with the security needs being exerted by the ever-increasing complexity of technology, new ideas and approaches are needed. Once such attempt to address this is the Internet Scale Event and Attack Generation Environment (ISEAGE) at Iowa State University (ISU). ISEAGE is a next generation Internet testbed that hopes to provide researchers with the tools and resources necessary to address the every vexing security issues in today’s world. Among the many challenges involved with creating an Internet scale testbed is how to realistically virtualize the thousands of servers that make up the various destinations or endpoints on the Internet. To specifically address this problem, the Internet Scale Endpoint Masquerading tool (ISEMasq) was developed. ISEMasq is an integral part of ISEAGE that enables a small set of servers with off-the-shelf software to pose or masquerade as any number of actual Internet destinations. To accomplish this, ISEMasq leverages various API functionality from the current and upcoming release of the ISO C++ standard, as well as other widely used and accepted third-party C and C++ networking API’s. The result is a highly reliable, performance driven, packet level network tool that brings ISEAGE one step closer to completion.
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