A neuro-fuzzy system to detect IPv6 router alert option DoS packets

Shubair Abdullah*

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Detecting the denial of service attacks that solely target the router is a maximum security imperative in deploying IPv6 networks. The state-of-the-art Denial of Service detection methods aim at leveraging the advantages of flow statistical features and machine learning techniques. However, the detection performance is highly affected by the quality of the feature selector and the reliability of datasets of IPv6 flow information. This paper proposes a new neuro-fuzzy inference system to tackle the problem of classifying the packets in IPv6 networks in crucial situation of small-supervised training dataset. The proposed system is capable of classifying the IPv6 router alert option packets into denial of service and normal by utilizing the neuro-fuzzy strengths to boost the classification accuracy. A mathematical analysis from the fuzzy sets theory perspective is provided to express performance benefit of the proposed system. An empirical performance test is conducted on comprehensive dataset of IPv6 packets produced in a supervised environment. The result shows that the proposed system overcomes robustly some state-of-the-art systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-25
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Arab Journal of Information Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • DoS attacks
  • IPv6 network security
  • IPv6 router alert option
  • Neuro-Fuzzy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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