HTTP DDoS Flooding Attack Mitigation in Software-Defined Networking

Sungho PARK
Youngjun KIM
Hyungoo CHOI
Yeunwoong KYUNG
Jinwoo PARK

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E104-D    No.9    pp.1496-1499
Publication Date: 2021/09/01
Publicized: 2021/06/04
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.2021EDL8022
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Information Network
DDoS,  HTTP flooding,  network security,  SDN,  

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HTTP Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) flooding attack aims to deplete the connection resources of a targeted web server by transmitting a massive amount of HTTP request packets using botnets. This type of attack seriously deteriorates the service quality of the web server by tying up its connection resources and uselessly holds up lots of network resources like link capacity and switching capability. This paper proposes a defense method for mitigating HTTP DDoS flooding attack based on software-defined networking (SDN). It is demonstrated in this paper that the proposed method can effectively defend the web server and preserve network resources against HTTP DDoS flooding attacks.

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