DoS & DDoS in Named-Data Networking
With the growing realization that current Internet protocols are reaching the limits of their senescence, a number of on-going research efforts aim to design potential next-generation Internet architectures. Although they vary in maturity and scope, in order to avoid past pitfalls, these efforts seek to treat security and privacy as fundamental requirements. Resilience to Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks that plague today's Internet is a major issue for any new architecture and deserves full attention. In this paper, the authors focus on DoS in a specific candidate next-generation Internet architecture called Named-Data Networking (NDN) - an instantiation of Information-Centric Networking approach.