Journal article

Survey of network-based defense mechanisms countering the DoS and DDoS problems

Tao Peng, Christopher Leckie, Kotagiri Ramamohanarao

ACM COMPUTING SURVEYS | ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY | Published : 2007

Abstract

This article presents a survey of denial of service attacks and the methods that have been proposed for defense against these attacks. In this survey, we analyze the design decisions in the Internet that have created the potential for denial of service attacks. We review the state-of-art mechanisms for defending against denial of service attacks, compare the strengths and weaknesses of each proposal, and discuss potential countermeasures against each defense mechanism. We conclude by highlighting opportunities for an integrated solution to solve the problem of distributed denial of service attacks. © 2007 ACM.