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A Review on Distributed Denial of Service


Usman Ali, Abu ul Hassan, Dr. Muhammad Sheraz Arshad Malik, Syed Kashif Hashmi, Bushra Aslam, Basit Ayub


Vol. 18  No. 8  pp. 139-143


A denial of service attack consists of sending and requesting a lot of data to a server in a network, thus getting the server saturated and unable to respond to data requests that are legitimately made. This paper will discuss in detail about DDoS and the measures to prevent from it. The paper will also discuss its working phenomenon and some specific terms including botnet, Syn flood, ICMP flood and UDP flood. In the end, the paper will describe the DDoS mitigation services.


DDoS, botnet, Syn flood, ICMP flood and UDP flood.