International Journal of Computer Applications
IP traceback could also be a name given to any methodology for reliably determining the origin of a packet on the net. Because of trusting nature of the IP protocol, the source IP address of a packet is not authenticated. As a result, the source address in an IP packet can be fake allowing for Denial of Service attacks (DoS) or one-way attacks. IP Traceback may be a important ability for characteristics sources of attacks and Starting protection measures for the Internet.