XIA Jing, CAI Zhiping, HU Gang, XU Ming. An Active Defense Solution for ARP Spoofing in OpenFlow Network[J]. Chinese Journal of Electronics, 2019, 28(1): 172-178. doi: 10.1049/cje.2017.12.002
Citation: XIA Jing, CAI Zhiping, HU Gang, XU Ming. An Active Defense Solution for ARP Spoofing in OpenFlow Network[J]. Chinese Journal of Electronics, 2019, 28(1): 172-178. doi: 10.1049/cje.2017.12.002

An Active Defense Solution for ARP Spoofing in OpenFlow Network

doi: 10.1049/cje.2017.12.002
Funds:  This work is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China(No.61379145, No.61379144, No.61501482).
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  • Corresponding author: CAI Zhiping (corresponding author) received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from NUDT, China, in 1996, 2002, and 2005, respectively. Now, he is a professor of College of Computer, NUDT. His current research interests include network security and big data. He is a senior member of CCF. (Email:zpcai@nudt.edu.cn)
  • Received Date: 2017-03-27
  • Rev Recd Date: 2017-06-05
  • Publish Date: 2019-01-10
  • As an emerging network technology, Software-defined network (SDN), has been rapidly developing for recent years due to its advantage in network management and updating. There are still a lot of open problems while applying this novel technology in reality, especially for meeting security demands. The Address resolution protocol (ARP) spoofing, a representative network attack in traditional networks is investigated. We implement the ARP spoofing in SDN network firstly and find that the threat of ARP attack still exists and has big impact on the network. We propose a novel mechanism as defense solution for ARP spoofing oriented to OpenFlow platform. Theoretical analyzation is given, and the mechanism is implemented as a module of POX controller. Experiment results and performance evaluations show that our solution can reduce the security threat of ARP spoofing remarkably on OpenFlow platform and related SDN platforms.
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