Los Angeles/Colorado Application and Network Information Community (LACANIC)

Project Description

The LACANIC project’s goal is to develop datasets and measurement techniques that improve Internet security and reliability. We distribute these datasets through IMPACT.

As part of this work we:

  • provide regular data collection to collect long-term, longitudinal data
  • curate datasets for special events
  • make data accessible through websites and portals
  • develop new measurement approaches

We provide several types of datasets:

  • anonymized packet headers and network flow data, often to document events like distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks and regular traffic
  • Internet censuses and surveys for IPv4 to document address usage
  • Internet hitlists and histories, derived from IPv4 censuses, to support other topology studies
  • Internet outage observations about IPv4, collected from six locations around the world
  • application data, like DNS and Internet-of-Things mapping, to document regular traffic and DDoS events
  • and we are developing other datasets

Our datasets are documented on our website, with details about what we provide and how it can be obtained.

LACANIC is a joint effort of the ANT Lab involving USC/ISI (PI: John Heidemann) and Colorado State University (PI: Christos Papadopoulos).

Support

LACANIC is supported by the DHS HSARPA Cyber Security Division, through a grant sponsored by Air Force Research Laboratory under agreement number FA8750-17-2-0280. The U.S. Government is authorized to reproduce and distribute reprints for Governmental purposes notwithstanding any copyright notation thereon.

People

  • Guillermo Baltra, PhD student (USC CS Dept. and ISI)
  • Hang Guo, PhD student (USC CS Dept. and ISI)
  • John Heidemann, PI on this project, project leader and professor (USC/ISI)
  • Basileal Imana, PhD student (USC CS Dept. and ISI)
  • Christos Papadopoulos, co-PI on this project, professor (Colorado State University CS Dept.) christos (at) cs.colostate.edu
  • Craig Partridge, co-PI on this project, professor (Colorado State University CS Dept.) craig.partridge (at) colostate.edu
  • Yuri Pradkin, researcher (USC/ISI)
  • Lan Wei, PhD student (USC CS Dept. and ISI)

Publications

  • Kensuke Fukuda and John Heidemann 2018. Who Knocks at the IPv6 Door? Detecting IPv6 Scanning. Proceedings of the ACM Internet Measurement Conference (2018, Oct. 2018). [DOI] [PDF] ["Details"]
  • Giovane C. M. Moura, John Heidemann, Moritz Müller, Ricardo de O. Schmidt and Marco Davids 2018. When the Dike Breaks: Dissecting DNS Defenses During DDoS. Proceedings of the ACM Internet Measurement Conference (Oct. 2018). [DOI] [PDF] ["Details"]
  • Liang Zhu and John Heidemann 2018. LDplayer: DNS Experimentation at Scale. Proceedings of the ACM Internet Measurement Conference (Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Oct. 2018), to appear. [DOI] [PDF] [Code] ["Details"]
  • Abdul Qadeer and John Heidemann 2018. Plumb: Efficient Processing of Multi-Users Pipelines (Extended). Technical Report ISI-TR-727. USC/Information Sciences Institute. [PDF] ["Details"]
  • John Heidemann, Yuri Pradkin and Guillermo Baltra 2018. The Policy Potential of Measuring Internet Outages. Proceedings of the TPRC, the Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy (Washington, DC, USA, Sep. 2018). [PDF] ["Details"]
  • Hang Guo and John Heidemann 2018. IP-Based IoT Device Detection. Proceedings of the ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on IoT Security and Privacy (Budapest, Hungary, Aug. 2018), 36–42. [DOI] [PDF] [Dataset] ["Details"]
  • Calvin Ardi and John Heidemann 2018. Leveraging Controlled Information Sharing for Botnet Activity Detection. Proceedings of the ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Traffic Measurements for Cybersecurity (Budapest, Hungary, Aug. 2018), 14–20. [DOI] [PDF] ["Details"]
  • Hang Guo and John Heidemann 2018. Detecting IoT Devices in the Internet (Extended). Technical Report ISI-TR-726. USC/Information Sciences Institute. [PDF] ["Details"]
  • Giovane C. M. Moura, John Heidemann, Moritz Müller, Ricardo de O. Schmidt and Marco Davids 2018. When the Dike Breaks: Dissecting DNS Defenses During DDoS (extended). Technical Report ISI-TR-725b. USC/Information Sciences Institute. [PDF] ["Details"]
  • John Heidemann 2018. Internet Outages: Reliablity and Security. Invited talk at University of Oregon Cybersecurity Day. [PDF] ["Details"]
  • John Heidemann 2018. Outage Clustering: From Leaves to Trees. Talk at CAIDA Active Internet Measurement Workshop (AIMS). [PDF] ["Details"]
  • John Heidemann 2018. Internet Reliability, from Addresses to Outages. Talk at MIT CSAIL. [PDF] ["Details"]
  • John Heidemann, Yuri Pradkin and Aqib Nisar 2018. Back Out: End-to-end Inference of Common Points-of-Failure in the Internet (extended). Technical Report ISI-TR-724. USC/Information Sciences Institute. [PDF] ["Details"]

For related publications, please see the ANT publications web page.

Software

See also the see the ANT distribution web page.

Datasets

We make all datasets and specifically our network outage datasets public through the LACANIC project.

Related Links: