Distributed Agent-based IP Location System Framework Design

Feng-Yu Lin, Yeali S Sun, Meng Chang Chen


Computer crime causes significant impact and
losses to society and the public security of countries, and
even influences homeland security. From previous lessons,
we know that the physical location of computer criminals
plays an important role in combat with computer crime,
including IP Traceback and IP Location. Literature review
shows that there have been many studies of the topic of IP
Traceback. However, the most critical IP Location has not
yet been thoroughly discussed, and existing IP Location
approaches, as based on end-to-end delay measurement
from a set of landmarks, fail to outperform much simpler
techniques, and the error of these approaches is strongly
determined by the distance to the nearest landmark, even
when triangulation is used to combine estimates from
different landmarks. In view of this, this study uses the
concept of IP Location and Network Forensics to propose
the distributed agent-based IP Location system framework
in order that the "position" of the criminal can be traced,
and identity can be deduced by this mechanism, when
cybercriminal behavior occurs. The result of actual
implementation in WiMAX networks shows that the
accuracy of IP Location can be the coverage area of a base
station (in radius of 150-500 m in urban areas).


Cybercrime; Data Retention;IP Location;Network Forensics

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International Journal of Online and Biomedical Engineering (iJOE) – eISSN: 2626-8493
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