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Address Scrambling

We should provide anonymity to individuals and organizations by scrambling source and destination addresses in IP headers. IP addresses, however, have hierarchical structures and special addresses such as broadcast addresses, multicast addresses and private addresses. It is not easy to provide anonymity but still keeping the structures and special meanings. We should chose an appropriate method according to the importance of anonymity in traces and the purpose of the data set.


Kenjiro Cho