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Steps to Reducing Unwanted Traffic on the Internet Workshop — Abstract

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Using Routing and Tunneling to Combat DoS Attacks

Adam Greenhalgh, Mark Handley, and Felipe Huici, University College London


Thorough defense against DoS attacks is extremely difficult without incurring significant changes to the Internet architecture. We present a series of changes aimed at establishing protection boundaries to reduce the effectiveness of most flooding DoS attacks against servers. Only minimal and local changes are required to current network architectures. We show that our scheme is highly beneficial even if deployed at a single ISP, with additional benefits arising from multiple-ISP deployment. Finally, we show that the changes can be implemented with off-the-shelf components.
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