Thesis defense - Galip Oral Okan

Graduate School of Informatics /Cyber Security

In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science Galip Oral Okan will defend his thesis.


Date: 03th Sptember 2018

Time: 14:30 PM

Place: A-108

Thesis Abstract : Lynxtun is a VPN solution that allows the creation of a secure tunnel between two hosts over an insecure network. The Lynxtun Protocol transmits fully encrypted datagrams with a fixed size and at a fixed interval using UDP/IP. Our custom authenticated encryption scheme uses the AES-256 block cipher and modified version of GCM mode in order to decrypt and authenticate datagrams efficiently. It ensures traffic flow confidentiality by maintaining a constant bitrate that does not depend on underlying communication. In this sense, it provides unobservable communication. This constitutes a difficult engineering problem. The protocol design allows implementations to fulfill this requirement. We analyze factors that influence realtime behavior and propose solutions to mitigate this. We developed a full implementation for the GNU/Linux operating system in the C programming language. Our implementation succeeds in performing dispatch operations at the correct time, with a tolerance on the order of microseconds, as we have verified empirically.