Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
A number of systems in recent times suffer from attacks like DDoS and Ping of Death. Such attacks result in loss of critical system resources and CPU cycles, as these compromised systems behave in an abnormal manner. The effect of such abnormalities is worse in case of compromised systems handling financial transaction, since it leads to severe monetary losses. In this paper, the authors propose a system that uses the Replicated State Machine approach to detect abnormality in system usage. The suggested system is based on PAXOS algorithm, an algorithm for solving the consensus problem in a network of unreliable processors.