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Fall 2007


Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is a rapidly growing threat to today’s Internet. Significant works have been done in this field. It is vital to incorporate the latest development of technology into academic programs to provide training and education to students and professionals.

In this paper, we present the design and implementation of a senior design project named DDoS Attack, Detection and Defense Simulation. We aim to build a test bed and configure the network environment to simulate “real-world” DDoS attack, detection and defense. We study several DDoS attack tools, as well as some commonly-used DDoS detection and defense software. We perform extensive tests, collect and analyze the experimental data, and draw our conclusions. This is an on-going project. Some preliminary results have been reported here.

The purpose of this project is to help students to apply their technical skills and knowledge on a simulated “real world” project, and gain better understanding and more hands-on experience on Internet security, especially DDoS attack, detection and defense mechanisms.

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Technology Interface was acquired by the International Association of Journal and Conference in 2010 and became Technology Interface International Journal (TIIJ).

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The Technology Interface

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