Overcoming IP communication breakdown upon pseudonym changes in the IEEE WAVE

Sangrok Han, Hyogon Kim, Yongtae Park

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In order to mitigate privacy violations in Wireless Access in Vehicular Environment (WAVE) technology, the WAVE standards prescribe pseudonymity as the primary solution. However, there are hidden complexities and costs that are incurred by the solution for non-safety, IP-based communications. Specifically, the re-addressing across the protocol stack triggered by pseudonym changes interact complicatedly with TCP/IP protocol components such as Multicast Listener Discovery, Duplicate Address Detection, TCP retransmission, and the TCP/IP networking constructs in operating systems. Unless carefully handled, they can compromise the IP communication performance or the privacy property arising from the pseudonymity. In this paper, we illustrate these points with an emphasis on connection management, through a Multipath TCP (MPTCP)-based implementation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference, VNC 2017
EditorsOnur Altintas, Claudio Casetti, Rui Meireles, Nicholas Kirsch, Renato Lo Cigno
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538609866
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 30
Event2017 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference, VNC 2017 - Torino, Italy
Duration: 2017 Nov 272017 Nov 29

Publication series

NameIEEE Vehicular Networking Conference, VNC
ISSN (Print)2157-9857
ISSN (Electronic)2157-9865


Other2017 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference, VNC 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Transportation


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