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Query-Flood DoS Attacks in Gnutella

Daswani, Neil and Garcia-Molina, Hector (2002) Query-Flood DoS Attacks in Gnutella. Working Paper. Stanford InfoLab.




We describe a simple but effective traffic model that can be used to understand the effects of denial-of-service (DoS) attacks based on query floods in Gnutella networks. We run simulations based on the model to analyze how different choices of network topology and application level load balancing policies can minimize the effect of these types of DoS attacks. In addition, we also study how damage caused by query floods is distributed throughout the network, and how application level policies can localize the damage.

Item Type:Techreport (Working Paper)
Additional Information:Preprint
Uncontrolled Keywords:peer-to-peer, security, denial-of-service
Subjects:Computer Science
Computer Science > Distributed Systems
Computer Science > Query Processing
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ID Code:539
Deposited By:Import Account
Deposited On:27 May 2002 17:00
Last Modified:25 Dec 2008 08:53

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