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Whitepaper: An Integrated Framework for Proactive Mitigation, Characterization and Traceback of DDoS Attacks

by Indian Institute of Technology RoorkeeJan 01, 2008

Denial of Service (DoS) attacks poses a severe security threat to the steady functioning of any network. These attacks aim at depleting the resources of a server or an administrative network by overwhelming it with enormous and useless traffic. The outcome of this is the fact that legitimate users are denied service. This paper proposes a novel framework which deals with proactively mitigating the influence of the attack, characterization of the TCP flows as attack or legitimate, and identification of the path traversed by the flow once it has been characterized as an attack flow.