Off-the-wall: Lightweight Distributed Filtering to Mitigate Distributed Denial of Service Attacks
Paper in proceedings, 2012

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are hard to deal with, due to the fact that it is difficult to distinguish legitimate traffic from malicious traffic, especially since the latter is from distributed sources. To accurately filter malicious traffic one needs (strong but costly) packet authentication primitives which increase the design complexity and typically affect throughput. It is a challenge to keep a balance between throughput and security/protection of the network core and end resources. In this paper, we propose SIEVE, a lightweight distributed filtering protocol/method. Depending on the attacker’s ability, SIEVE can provide a standalone filter for moderate adversary models and a complementary filter which can enhance the performance of strong and more complex methods for stronger adversary models.

Message Authentication

Randomness

DDoS

Security

Overlay

Author

Zhang Fu

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Networks and Systems (Chalmers)

Marina Papatriantafilou

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Networks and Systems (Chalmers)

Proceedings of 31th IEEE International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS 2012)

1060-9857 (ISSN)

Article number 6424855 207-212

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Subject Categories

Communication Systems

Computer Systems

DOI

10.1109/SRDS.2012.45

ISBN

978-0-7695-4784-8

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Created

10/8/2017