Defending against denial of service attacks using secure name resolution

Prashant Dewan, Partha Dasgupta, Vijay Karamcheti

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Abstract

This paper proposes a technique to foil DoS (Denial of Service) attacks. The proposed technique converts a static service to a relocating service and provides information of the new location only to the specific pre-registered client groups while hiding it from others. The Nameserver, responsible for advertising the address of the service, publishes only the encrypted address for the service. Only pre-registered clients get the key (needed for decryption), after being authenticated by the Key Server, which is entrusted with the distribution of key(s). A DoS attack becomes difficult to execute, as the attacker does not know the precise location to attack. In addition, the proposed technique facilitates quick restoration of services in the event of an attack. We also show that this solution can be implemented with a low run time overheads.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Security and Management, SAM 2003
EditorsH.R. Arabnia, Y. Mun, H.R. Arabnia, Y. Mun
Pages675-681
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
EventProceedings of the International Conference on Security and Management, SAM 2003 - Las vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Jun 23 2004Jun 26 2004

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Security and Management
Volume2

Other

OtherProceedings of the International Conference on Security and Management, SAM 2003
CountryUnited States
CityLas vegas, NV
Period6/23/046/26/04

Keywords

  • DNS
  • DoS
  • Networks
  • Security

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Dewan, P., Dasgupta, P., & Karamcheti, V. (2003). Defending against denial of service attacks using secure name resolution. In H. R. Arabnia, Y. Mun, H. R. Arabnia, & Y. Mun (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Security and Management, SAM 2003 (pp. 675-681). (Proceedings of the International Conference on Security and Management; Vol. 2).