International Journal of Modern Trends in Engineering and Research (IJMTER)
Denial of service attack is one of the problems faced in networking which results in unavailability of resources to the network users. Tracing Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks back to their source is a difficult task for network administrators. The source of attacks, sometimes, comes from a single source or multiple sources that makes harder to an investigator to trace attackers back to their original computer. This paper provides a detection and IP trace route mechanism that can be able to identify a source of DoS attacks. The detection process is done by a snort and a hybrid trace back scheme is used to trace back the source of the IP. Altogether the system can monitor, detect and trace back the source of the DoS attack.