A distributed denial of service testbed

Schmidt, Desmond, Suriadi, Suriadi, Tickle, Alan, Clark, Andrew, Mohay, George M., Ahmed, Ejaz, & Mackie, James (2010) A distributed denial of service testbed. In Berleur, Jaques, Hercheui, Magda David, & Hilty, Lorenz M. (Eds.) What Kind of Information Society? Governance, Virtuality, Surveillance, Sustainability, Resilience : 9th IFIP TC 9 International Conference, HCC9 2010 and 1st IFIP TC 11 International Conference, CIP 2010, Held as Part of WCC 2010, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, Brisbane, Queensland.

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The Denial of Service Testing Framework (dosTF) being developed as part of the joint India-Australia research project for ‘Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Denial of Service Attacks’ allows for the construction, monitoring and management of emulated Distributed Denial of Service attacks using modest hardware resources. The purpose of the testbed is to study the effectiveness of different DDoS mitigation strategies and to allow for the testing of defense appliances. Experiments are saved and edited in XML as abstract descriptions of an attack/defense strategy that is only mapped to real resources at run-time. It also provides a web-application portal interface that can start, stop and monitor an attack remotely. Rather than monitoring a service under attack indirectly, by observing traffic and general system parameters, monitoring of the target application is performed directly in real time via a customised SNMP agent.

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ID Code: 37847
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Distributed Denial of Service, Testbed Development
ISBN: 9783642154782
ISSN: 1868-4238
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300) > Computer System Security (080303)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 International Federation for Information Processing
Deposited On: 13 Oct 2010 00:34
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:20

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