Analysis of Ping of Death DoS and DDoS Attacks

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Effects of ping of death attack from standalone and multiple attacking machines are compared with healthy network configuration by applying the attack to the Database and File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server. Riverbed Modeler Academic Edition 17.5 is used to design and analyze the performance of the network. A comparison of three scenarios is conducted. The first scenario is modeled with healthy and functional network topology. The second and third scenarios configured to attack the server from the standalone machine and multiple machines to simulate Denial of Service (DoS) attack and Distributed Denial of Service Attack (DDoS) respectively. The case studies are conducted based on the average response time, traffic received, traffic sent, upload and download response times. The DDoS attacks of the simulated network show dramatic declination of the performance and increase of the response time of the server.


Conference proceeding published in 2018 IEEE Long Island Systems, Applications and Technology Conference (LISAT).

Fekadu Yihunie and Ammar Odeh are graduate students in the Cybersecurity program at Sacred Heart University.