On Robustness and Countermeasures of Reliable Server Pooling Systems against Denial of Service Attacks

In: NETWORKING 2008 Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks, Wireless Networks, Next Generation Internet : 7th International IFIP-TC6 Networking Conference Singapore, May 5-9, 2008 Proceedings
Berlin [u.a.]: Springer (2008), S. 586-598
ISBN: 978-3-540-79548-3
Buchaufsatz / Kapitel / Fach: Informatik
Zentrale wissenschaftliche Einrichtungen » Institut für Experimentelle Mathematik (IEM) Essen
The Reliable Server Pooling (RSerPool) architecture is the
IETF's novel approach to standardize a light-weight protocol framework
for server redundancy and session failover. It combines ideas from different
research areas into a single, resource-ecient and unied architecture.
While there have already been a number of contributions on
the performance of RSerPool for its main tasks { pool management,
load distribution and failover handling { the robustness of the protocol
framework has not yet been evaluated against intentional attacks.
The rst goal of this paper is to provide a robustness analysis. In particular,
we would like to outline the attack bandwidth necessary for a
signicant impact on the service. Furthermore, we present and evaluate
our countermeasure approach to signicantly reduce the impact of

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