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Distributed Defence Against Denial of Service Attacks: A Practical View


Visions of Computer Science - BCS International Academic Conference (VOCS)

BCS International Academic Conference

22 - 24 September 2008

Denial of service, Attack detection, Rate-limiting, Distributed response

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      In recent years, Denial of Service attacks have evolved into a predominant network security threat. In our previous work, we identified the necessary building blocks for an effective defence mechanism and suggested ways to integrate them. Here, we present the results of this integration on the DoS-resilience of a real networking testbed which runs the Self-Aware CPN routing protocol. The incoming traffic at each node is monitored with a detection mechanism that is based on maximum likelihood estimation. In response to high probability of attack, the traffic is ratelimited proportionally to the measured probability. We illustrate the results of the experiments we have performed to demonstrate the efficiency of the distributed defence system that we propose.

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      Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

      Imperial College London

      SW7 2BT
      September 2008
      September 2008
      : 153-162
      © Gulay Oke et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Visions of Computer Science - BCS International Academic Conference

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      Visions of Computer Science - BCS International Academic Conference
      Imperial College, London, UK
      22 - 24 September 2008
      Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
      BCS International Academic Conference
      Product Information: 1477-9358 BCS Learning & Development
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