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Slow rate denial of service attacks on dedicated- versus cloud based server solutions
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science.
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10,5 credits / 16 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
En jämförelse mellan resursbindande denial of service attacker mot dedikerade och molnbaserade serverlösningar (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

Denial of Service (DoS) attacks remain a serious threat to internet stability. A specific kind of low bandwidth DoS attack, called a slow rate attack can with very limited resources potentially cause major interruptions to the availability of the attacked web servers. This thesis examines the impact of slow rate application layer DoS attacks against three different server solutions. The server solutions are a static cloud solution and a load-balancing cloud solution running on AmazonWeb Services (AWS) as well as a dedicated server. To identify the impact in terms of responsiveness and service availability a number of experiments were conducted on the web servers using publicly available DoS tools. The response times of the requests were measured. The results show that the dedicated and static cloud based server solutions are severely impacted by the attacks while the AWS load-balancing cloud solution is not impacted nearly as much. We concluded that all solutions were impacted by the attacks and that the readily available DoS tools are sufficient for creating a denial of service state on certain web servers.

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2018. , p. 29
Keywords [en]
Denial of Service, DOS, Slow rate, Apache, Cloud
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Computer Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-148480ISRN: LIU-IDA/LITH-EX-G--18/031-SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-148480DiVA, id: diva2:1217094
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Information Technology
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Available from: 2018-06-20 Created: 2018-06-12 Last updated: 2018-06-20Bibliographically approved

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