Using the RPL Protocol for Supporting Passive Monitoring in the Internet of Things

Anthéa Mayzaud 1 Anuj Sehgal 2 Rémi Badonnel 1 Isabelle Chrisment 1 Jürgen Schönwälder 2
1 MADYNES - Management of dynamic networks and services
LORIA - NSS - Department of Networks, Systems and Services, Inria Nancy - Grand Est
Abstract : Most devices deployed in the Internet of Things (IoT) are expected to suffer from resource constraints. Using specialized tools on such devices for monitoring IoT networks would take away precious resources that could otherwise be dedicated towards their primary task. In many IoT applications such as Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) networks, higher order devices are expected to form the backbone infrastructure, to which the constrained nodes would connect. It would, as such, make sense to exploit the capabilities of these higher order devices to perform network monitoring tasks. We propose in this paper a distributed monitoring architecture that takes benefits from specificities of the IoT routing protocol RPL to passively monitor events and network flows without having impact upon the resource constrained nodes. We describe the underlying mechanisms of this architecture, quantify its performances through a set of experiments using the Cooja environment. We also evaluate its benefits and limits through a use case scenario dedicated to anomaly detection.
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Anthéa Mayzaud, Anuj Sehgal, Rémi Badonnel, Isabelle Chrisment, Jürgen Schönwälder. Using the RPL Protocol for Supporting Passive Monitoring in the Internet of Things. IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium, Apr 2016, Istanbul, Turkey. ⟨hal-01247297⟩

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