Alberto Dainotti

Publications by topic (some papers are listed in more than 1 topic)

Internet Connectivity Outages

A multi-perspective view of Internet censorship in Myanmar (pdf)
R. Padmanabhan, A. Filastò, M. Xynou, R. Raman, K. Middleton, M. Zhang, D. Madory, M. Roberts, A. Dainotti
ACM FOCI 2021

Chocolatine: Outage Detection for Internet Background Radiation (pdf)
A. Guillot, R. Fontugne, P. Winter, P. Mérindol, A. King, A. Dainotti, and C. Pelsser
TMA 2019

How to find correlated Internet failures (pdf)
R. Padmanabhan, A. Schulman, A. Dainotti, D. Levin, N. Spring
PAM 2019

Blink: Fast Connectivity Recovery Entirely in the Data Plane (pdf)
T. Holterbach, E. Costa Molero, M. Apostolaki, A. Dainotti, S. Vissicchio, L. Vanbever
NSDI 2019

Predictive Fast Reroute upon Remote BGP Outages (pdf)
T. Holterbach, S. Vissicchio, A. Dainotti, L. Vanbever
ACM SIGCOMM 2017

Analysis of Country-wide Internet Outages Caused by Censorship (pdf)
A. Dainotti, C. Squarcella, E. Aben, K. C. Claffy, M. Chiesa, M. Russo, A. Pescapè,
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking - vol.22, no.6, pp.1964,1977, Dec. 2014.

Extracting Benefit from Harm: Using Malware Pollution to Analyze the Impact of Political and Geophysical Events on the Internet (pdf)
A. Dainotti, R. Amman, E. Aben, K. C. Claffy
ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review, January 2012
Best of CCR award 2012 and presented at SIGCOMM 2012
Press coverage: Wall Street Journal Blog, Communications of the ACM, ACM TechNews, Tom's Guide

Gaining Insight into AS-level Outages through Analysis of Internet Background Radiation (pdf)
K. Benson, A. Dainotti, K. C. Claffy, E. Aben
International Workshop on Traffic Monitoring and Analysis (TMA'13, co-located with INFOCOM 2013) - April 2013, Turin (Italy)

Analysis of Country-wide Internet Outages Caused by Censorship (pdf)
A. Dainotti, C. Squarcella, E. Aben, K. C. Claffy, M. Chiesa, M. Russo, A. Pescapè,
ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference IMC 2011 - November 2011, Berlin (Germany)
Awarded the IRTF Applied Networking Research Prize 2012
Press coverage: Communications of the ACM

Internet Routing Security and Monitoring

The parallel lives of Autonomous Systems: ASN Allocations vs. BGP (pdf)
E. Nemmi, F. Sassi, M. La Morgia, C. Testart, A. Mei, A. Dainotti
IMC 2021

AS-Path Prepending: there is no rose without a thorn
P. Marcos, L. Prehn, L. Leal, A. Dainotti, A. Feldmann, M. Barcellos
IMC 2020

To Filter or not to Filter: Measuring the Benefits of Registering in the RPKI Today (pdf)
C. Testart, P. Richter, A. King, A. Dainotti, D. Clark
PAM 2020

Profiling BGP Serial Hijackers: Capturing Persistent Misbehavior in the Global Routing Table (pdf)
C. Testart, P. Richter, A. King, A. Dainotti, D. Clark
Distinguished paper award at IMC
IMC 2019
Press coverage: ZDNet, IEEE Spectrum, Bruce Schneier's Blog

BGP hijacking classification (pdf)
S. Cho, R. Fontugne, K. Cho, A. Dainotti, and P. Gill
TMA 2019

Towards Passive Analysis of Anycast in Global Routing: Unintended Impact of Remote Peering (pdf)
R. Bian, S. Hao, H. Wang, A. Dhamdhere, A. Dainotti, and C. Cotton
ACM SIGCOMM CCR, 2019

Geo-Locating BGP prefixes (pdf)
P. Winter, R. Padmanabhan, A. King, and A. Dainotti
TMA 2019

ARTEMIS: Neutralizing BGP Hijacking within a Minute (pdf)
P. Sermpezis, V. Kotronis, P. Gigis, X. Dimitropoulos, D. Cicalese, A. King, and A. Dainotti, "ARTEMIS: Neutralizing BGP Hijacking within a Minute"
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking
Press coverage: The Register, Cyberscoop

A First Joint Look at DoS Attacks and BGP Blackholing in the Wild (pdf)
M. Jonker, A. Pras, A. Dainotti, A. Sperotto
ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference 2018

Predictive Fast Reroute upon Remote BGP Outages (pdf)
T. Holterbach, S. Vissicchio, A. Dainotti, L. Vanbever
ACM SIGCOMM 2017

(EDITORIAL) A Survey among Network Operators on BGP Prefix Hijacking (pdf)
P. Sermpezis, V. Kotronis, A. Dainotti, and X. Dimitropoulos
ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review, Vol. 48 Issue 1, January 2018, Pages 64-69

(EDITORIAL) The BGP Hackathon 2016 Report (pdf)
A. Dainotti, E. Katz-Bassett, and X. Dimitropoulos
ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review, Vol. 46 Issue 3, July 2016

BGPStream: a framework for live and historical BGP data analysis (pdf)
C. Orsini, A. King, V. Giotsas, D. Giordano, A. Dainotti
ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference IMC 2016
Awarded the IRTF Applied Networking Research Prize 2017

Internet (Security) intersecting with Political Science topics

Quantifying Nations’ Exposure to Traffic Observation and Selective Tampering (pdf)
A. Gamero-Garrido, E. Carisimo, S. Hao, B. Huffaker, A. Snoeren, A. Dainotti
PAM 2022

Identifying ASes of State-owned Internet operators (pdf)
E. Carisimo, A. Gamero-Garrido, A. Snoeren, A. Dainotti
IMC 2021

A multi-perspective view of Internet censorship in Myanmar (pdf)
R. Padmanabhan, A. Filastò, M. Xynou, R. Raman, K. Middleton, M. Zhang, D. Madory, M. Roberts, A. Dainotti
ACM FOCI 2021

At Home and Abroad: The Use of Denial-of-service Attacks during Elections in Nondemocratic Regimes (pdf)
P. Lutscher, N. Weidmann, M. Roberts, M. Jonker, A. King, and A. Dainotti
Journal of Conflict Resolution, Jul 2019

Extracting Benefit from Harm: Using Malware Pollution to Analyze the Impact of Political and Geophysical Events on the Internet (pdf+slides)
A. Dainotti, R. Amman, E. Aben, K. C. Claffy
ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review, January 2012
Best of ACM SIGCOMM CCR award 2012
Press coverage: Wall Street Journal Blog, Communications of the ACM, ACM TechNews, Tom's Guide

Analysis of Country-wide Internet Outages Caused by Censorship (pdf+slides)
A. Dainotti, C. Squarcella, E. Aben, K. C. Claffy, M. Chiesa, M. Russo, A. Pescapè,
ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference IMC 2011 - November 2011, Berlin (Germany)
Also published in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking - vol.22, no.6, pp.1964,1977, Dec. 2014.
Awarded the IRTF Applied Networking Research Prize 2012
Press coverage: Communications of the ACM

Inferring Address Space Utilization and Structure

DynamIPs: Analyzing address assignment practices in IPv4 and IPv6 (pdf)
R. Padmanabhan, J. P. Rula, P. Richter, S. D. Strowes, A. Dainotti
CoNEXT 2020

MAnycast2 – Using Anycast to Measure Anycast
R. Sommese, G. Akiwate, L. Bertholdo, M. Jonker, R. van Rijswijk-Deij, A. Dainotti, K. Claffy, A. Sperotto
IMC 2020

Towards Passive Analysis of Anycast in Global Routing: Unintended Impact of Remote Peering (pdf)
R. Bian, S. Hao, H. Wang, A. Dhamdhere, A. Dainotti, and C. Cotton
ACM SIGCOMM CCR, 2019

Inferring Carrier Grade NAT Deployments in the Wild (pdf)
I. Livadariu, K. Benson, A. Elmokashfi, A. Dhamdhere, A. Dainotti
IEEE INFOCOM 2018

Leveraging Internet Background Radiation for Opportunistic Network Analysis (pdf)
K. Benson, A. Dainotti, k. claffy, A. Snoeren, and M. Kallitsis
ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference IMC 2015

Uncovering network tarpits with degreaser (pdf)
L. Alt, R. Beverly, A. Dainotti
Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC), 2014.

Lost in Space: Improving Inference of IPv4 Address Space Utilization (pdf+supplement)
A. Dainotti, K. Benson, A. King, B. Huffaker, E. Glatz, X. Dimitropoulos, P. Richter, A. Finamore, A. Snoeren
IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (J-SAC), in press, 2016

Estimating Internet address space usage through passive measurements (pdf)
A. Dainotti, K. Benson, A. King, K. C. Claffy, M. Kallitsis, E. Glatz, X. Dimitropoulos
ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review -- Volume 44 Issue 1, January 2014. Pages 42-49

DoS Attacks, Botnets and Internet Malware

Spoki: Unveiling a New Wave of Scanners through a Reactive Network Telescope (pdf)
R. Hiesgen, M. Nawrocki, A. King, A. Dainotti, T. Schmidt, M. Wählisch
USENIX Security 2022

At Home and Abroad: The Use of Denial-of-service Attacks during Elections in Nondemocratic Regimes (pdf)
P. Lutscher, N. Weidmann, M. Roberts, M. Jonker, A. King, and A. Dainotti
Journal of Conflict Resolution, Jul 2019

A First Joint Look at DoS Attacks and BGP Blackholing in the Wild (pdf)
M. Jonker, A. Pras, A. Dainotti, A. Sperotto
ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference 2018

Millions of Targets Under Attack: a Macroscopic Characterization of the DoS Ecosystem (pdf)
M. Jonker, A. King, J. Krupp, C. Rossow, A. Sperotto, A. Dainotti
ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference IMC 2017
Press coverage: CircleID, ESET WeLiveSecurity, The Register, IBM Security Intelligence

How Dangerous Is Internet Scanning? A Measurement Study of the Aftermath of an Internet-Wide Scan (pdf)
E. Raftopoulos, E. Glatz, X. Dimitropoulos, and A. Dainotti
Traffic Monitoring and Analysis Workshop (TMA), Apr 2015, Barcelona, Spain.

Analysis of a "/0" Stealth Scan from a Botnet (pdf)
A. Dainotti, A. King, K. C. Claffy, F. Papale, A. Pescapè
ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference IMC 2012
Finalist for best paper award at IMC
Press coverage: Dark Reading, Spam Fighter, The H Security
Extended version published on IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking - vol.23, no.2, pp.341,354, April 2015

A Coordinated View of the Temporal Evolution of Large-scale Internet Events (pdf)
A. King. B. Huffaker, A. Dainotti, K. C. Claffy
Computing (Springer), January 2013

Analysis of Internet-wide Probing using Darknets (pdf)
A. Dainotti, A. King, K. C. Claffy
ACM 2012 Workshop on Building Analysis Datasets and Gathering Experience Returns for Security (BADGERS'12) - colocated with ACM CCS 2012

A Cascade Architecture for DoS Attacks Detection Based on the Wavelet Transform
A. Dainotti, A. Pescapè, G. Ventre
Journal of Computer Security, Vol. 17, Issue 6, pp. 945-968, Jan. 2009

Worm Traffic Analysis and Characterization
A. Dainotti, A. Pescapè, G. Ventre
IEEE ICC 2007 - Jun 2007, Glasgow (Scotland)

Wavelet-based Detection of DoS Attacks
A. Dainotti, A. Pescapè, G. Ventre,
2006 IEEE GLOBECOM - Nov 2006, San Francisco (CA, USA)

Traffic Classification

Traffic Identification Engine (TIE): an Open Platform for Traffic Classification (pdf)
W. de Donato, A. Dainotti, A. Pescapè,
IEEE Network - vol.28, no.2, pp.56, 64, March-April 2014

Issues and Future Directions in Traffic Classification (pdf)
A. Dainotti, A. Pescapè, K. C. Claffy,
IEEE Network, Vol. 26, Issue 1, pp. 35-40, January-February 2012

Traffic Classification through Joint Distributions of Packet-level Statistics
A. Dainotti, A. Pescapè, H. Kim
IEEE GLOBECOM 2011 - December 2011, Houston (TX, USA)

Using a Behaviour Knowledge Space Approach for Detecting Unknown IP Traffic Flows, 10th International Workshop on Multiple Classifier Systems
A. Dainotti, A. Pescapè, C. Sansone, A. Quintavalle
MCS 2011 - June 2011, Napoli (Italy)

Early Classification of Network Traffic through Multi-Classification
A. Dainotti, A. Pescapè, C. Sansone
International Workshop on Traffic Monitoring and Analysis (TMA'11) - April 2011, Vienna (Austria)

PortLoad: taking the best of two worlds in traffic classification
G. Aceto, A. Dainotti, W. de Donato, A. Pescapè
IEEE INFOCOM 2010 - WIP Track - March 2010, San Diego (CA, USA)

K-dimensional trees for continuous traffic classification
V. Carela-Espanol, P. Barlet-Ros, M. Solé-Simò, A. Dainotti, W. de Donato, A. Pescapè
International Workshop on Traffic Monitoring and Analysis (TMA'10) @ PAM 2010 - April 2010, Zurich (Switzerland)

Identification of traffic flows hiding behind TCP port 80
A. Dainotti, F. Gargiulo, L. Kuncheva, A. Pescapè, C. Sansone
IEEE ICC 2010 - May 2010, Capetown (South Africa)

Combining Multiple Traffic Classification Techniques within a Single Platform
G. Aceto, A. Dainotti, W. de Donato, F. Gargiulo, A. Pescapè C. Sansone
Book chapter in RECIPE Robust and Efficient traffic Classification in IP nEtworks, Fridericiana Editrice Universitaria, pp.1-16, ISBN:978-88-833-8081-5, Napoli, Italy, 2009

TIE: a Community-Oriented Traffic Classification Platform
A. Dainotti, W. de Donato, A. Pescapè
International Workshop on Traffic Monitoring and Analysis (TMA'09) @ IFIP Networking 2009 - May 2009, Aachen (Germany)

Traffic Analysis of Peer-to-Peer IPTV Communities
T. Silverston, O. Fourmaux, A. Botta, A. Dainotti, A. Pescapé, G. Ventre, K. Salamatian,
Computer Networks (Elsevier). Volume 53, Issue 4, 18 March 2009, Pages 470-484.
in the top25 of most cited articles published in Elsevier Computer Networks since 2009

Classification of Network Traffic via Packet-Level Hidden Markov Models
A. Dainotti, W. de Donato, A. Pescapè, P. Salvo Rossi
IEEE GLOBECOM 2008 - Dec 2008, New Orleans (LA, USA)

Internet traffic modeling by means of Hidden Markov Models
A. Dainotti, A. Pescapé, P. Salvo Rossi, F. Palmieri, G. Ventre
Computer Networks (Elsevier). Volume 52, Issue 14, 9 October 2008, Pages 2645-2662

Reducing Network Traffic Data Sets
A. Botta, A. Dainotti, A. Pescapè, G. Ventre
IEEE ICC 2007 - Jun 2007, Glasgow (Scotland)

SCTP performance evaluation over Heterogeneous Networks
A. Dainotti, S. Loreto, A. Pescapè, G. Ventre
Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience (Wiley) , Vol 19, Issue 8 (June 2007), Special Issue on Performance Analysis and Enhancements of Wireless Networks. pp. 1207 - 1218.

An HMM Approach to Internet Traffic Modeling
A. Dainotti, A. Pescapè, P. Salvo Rossi, G. Iannello, F. Palmieri, G. Ventre
2006 IEEE GLOBECOM - Nov 2006, San Francisco (CA, USA)

A Packet-level Characterization of Network Traffic
A. Dainotti, A. Pescapè, G. Ventre,
11th IEEE International Workshop on Computer-Aided Modeling, Analysis and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD 2006) - Trento (Italy), June 2006

Searching for Invariants in Network Games Traffic
A. Dainotti, A. Botta, A. Pescapè, G. Ventre
Poster at ACM Co-Next 2006 Student Workshop. 2-pages abstract published in Co-Next '06 Proceedings

A packet-level model of Starcraft traffic
A. Dainotti, A. Pescapè, G. Ventre,
IEEE Second International Workshop on Hot Topics in Peer-to-Peer Systems 2005 (co-located with IEEE Mobiquitous 2005) pp. 244-253, 0-7695-2417-6/05 - July 2005, San Diego (CA, USA)

Synthetic Traffic Generation

A tool for the generation of realistic network workload for emerging networking scenarios
A. Botta, A. Dainotti, A. Pescapè
Computer Networks (Elsevier), Volume 56, Issue 15, October 2012
in the top25 of most cited articles published in Elsevier Computer Networks since 2012

Do You Trust Your Software-based Traffic Generator?
A. Botta, A. Dainotti, A. Pescapè,
IEEE Communications Magazine, September 2010, pp. 158-165

Do You Know What You Are Generating?
A. Dainotti, A. Botta, A. Pescapè
Poster at ACM Co-Next 2007 Student Workshop. 2-pages abstract published in Co-Next '07 Proceedings

Multi-protocol and multi-platform traffic generation and measurement
A. Botta, A. Dainotti, A. Pescapè
Demo at INFOCOM 2007 DEMO Session, May 2007, Anchorage (Alaska, USA)

Misc

When parents and children disagree: Diving into DNS delegation inconsistency
R. Sommese, G. C. M. Moura, M. Jonker, R. van Rijswijk-Deij, A. Dainotti, KC Claffy, A. Sperotto
PAM 2020

(EDITORIAL) Open collaborative hyperpapers: a call to action (pdf)
A. Dainotti, R. Holz, M. Kühlewind, A. Lutu, J. Sommers, B. Trammell
ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review, Vol. 49 Issue 1, January 2019, Pages 31-33