Denial of Service Due to Direct and Indirect ARP Storm Attacks in LAN Environment

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Provided by: Scientific Publishing Ltd.
Topic: Security
Format: PDF
ARP-based Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks due to ARP-storms can happen in local area networks where many computer systems are infected by worms such as Code Red or by DDoS agents. In ARP attack, the DDoS agents constantly send a barrage of ARP requests to the gateway, or to a victim computer within the same sub-network, and tie up the resource of attacked gateway or host. In this paper, the authors set to measure the impact of ARP-attack on resource exhaustion of computers in a local area network.
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