Authors: Yinghua Guo, Sylvie Perreau
Addresses: Defence and Systems Institute, University of South Australia, SPRI Building, Mawson Lakes Boulevard, Mawson Lakes, SA 5095, Australia. ' Institute for Telecommunications Research, Signal Processing Research Institute, Mawson Lakes Boulevard, Mawson Lakes, South Australia, SA 5095, Australia
Abstract: Mobile Ad hoc NETworks (MANETs) are vulnerable to the Denial of Service (DoS) attack. In this work, we focus on one specific DoS attack, Distributed DoS (DDoS) flooding attack. First of all, we present a quantitative model to characterise the flooding attack. We then provide analytical models of detecting flooding attack. In these models, we give an analytical framework to evaluate the number of routing control packets. At last, we design two flow based detection features to identify the flooding attacks. Both simulation and analytical results show that our proposed detection approach can detect the flooding attack accurately and effectively.
Keywords: DoS attacks; denial of service; flooding attacks; network security; intrusion detection; ad hoc networks; modelling; routing control packets; simulation.
International Journal of Security and Networks, 2010 Vol.5 No.4, pp.259 - 269
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