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An Extension to Packet Filtering of Programmable Networks

IFIP Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
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Several projects proposed to use active or programmable networks to implement attack detection systems for detecting distributed denial of service attacks or worm propagation. In order to distinguish legal traffic from the attack traffic bypassing packets need to be inspected deeply which is resource consuming. Such an inspection can be realized either with additional and expensive special hardware or in software. But due to resource limitations inspection of all bypassing packets in software is not feasible if the packet rate is high. Therefore we propose to add packet selection mechanisms to the NodeOS reference architecture for programmable networks. A packet selector reduces the rate of packets which are inspected. In this paper we detail on various packet selectors and evaluate their suitability for an attack detection system. The results of our implementation show significant advantages by using packet sampling methods compared to packet filtering.Full Text at Springer, may require registration or fee

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