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Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science


Computer Science

First Advisor

Ju Wang


The growth of networks around the world has also given rise to threats like viruses and Trojans. This rise in threats has resulted in counter measures for these threats. These counter measures are in the form of applications called firewalls or IDS. The incorporation of these applications in the network results in some delay in communications. The aim of the experiment in this thesis is to measure the delay introduced by such a firewall in the best case and compare it with the communication done on a network without such an application. These experiments are done using a special miniature computer called the net4801 with an embedded operating system and the packet scanning application (firewall or IDS) executing on it.


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Date of Submission

December 2008