I need a software developed to detect malicious packet losses using Random Early Detection (RED) Algorithm within an office of 10 networked computers
This project considers the problem of detecting malicious packet losses in a computer network. This project is concerned with a simple yet effective attack in which movement of packet in a network is being tampered with.
For example, When a packet (data) is sent across in a computer from a particular point e.g node A(source address) and its supposed to be taking to node D(destination address) but unfortunately, the packet was dropped along the way at node C to be precise and was unable to get to its proper destination so as to deliver its packet. This means the packet has been maliciously dropped
But it is quiet abnormal to attribute every packet loss to a malicious action because normal network congestion can as well cause packet loss. In other words,computer network tend to drop packet when the load of data's being processed (sending of files from one computer to the other in a computer network) exceeds their buffering capacities and this is where the function of the RED Algorithm comes in helping to remove the over ambiguity(overload) of traffic congestion in a network so that the network can be free of traffic congestion and once the overload from traffic congestion is removed, subsequent packet losses can be attributed to malicious actions
WHAT TO DO
Using java programming language create a program or software that can perform the following:
- Discover over congested network which often occur through sending of large amount of file from one computer to another.
- Record any packet loss involved which could be due to ambiguity from network congestion.
- Ability to prevent over congestion of traffic in the network using RED Algorithm and while subsequent packet loss could be tagged as a malicious packet losses
Specify the movement of packet in a network from one point to another
show the source address from where the packet is coming from and the destination address where the packet is to be delivered but If it was dropped along the way, also specify where exactly it was dropped
The major objective of this project is:
To prevent the packet loss due to congestion
To detect the packet loss due to malicious act
Note: This project has nothing to do with how the lost packet can be restore or brought back on track, All it has to do in a nut shell is just to prevent the packet loss due to congestion which can be done with the help of the RED Algorithm, and detect every other subsequent packet loss which off course would be as a result of malicious act
I hope this gradual and lenghty explanation of mine has brought about a very clear understanding of what this project is all about.....