Controlled DDoS Attack on IPv4/IPv6 Network Using Distributed Computing Infrastructure

  • Michal Čerňanský University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava
  • Ladislav Huraj University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava
  • Marek Šimon University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava
Keywords: DDoS attacks, network security, real-time environment, IPv6

Abstract

The paper focuses on design, background and experimental results of real environment of DDoS attacks. The experimental testbed is based on employment of a tool for IT automation to perform DDoS attacks under monitoring. DDoS attacks are still serious threat in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks and creation of simple tool to test the network for DDoS attack and to allow evaluation of vulnerabilities and DDoS countermeasures of the networks is necessary. In proposed testbed, Ansible orchestration tool is employed to perform and coordinate DDoS attacks. Ansible is a powerful tool and simplifies the implementation of the test environment. Moreover, no special hardware is required for the attacks execution, the testbed uses existing infrastructure in an organization. The case study of implementation of this environment shows straightforwardness to create a testbed comparable with a botnet with ten thousand bots. Furthermore, the experimental results demonstrate the potential of the proposed environment and present the impact of the attacks on particular target servers in IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

Author Biography

Marek Šimon, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava

MAREK ŠIMON received the PhD. degree in didactics of technical professional subjects from Faculty of education at Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Slovakia, in 2013. He received his diploma degree in automation engineering from the Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia, in 1996. Dr. Šimon is currently a senior lecturer and Deputy Head of the Department of Computer Science at The University of SS. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava, Slovakia. His research interests is primarily in network security and IoT. Dr. Šimon is an editorial committee member of International Journal of Information Processing and Management.

Published
2020-12-08
How to Cite
[1]
M. Čerňanský, L. Huraj, and M. Šimon, “Controlled DDoS Attack on IPv4/IPv6 Network Using Distributed Computing Infrastructure”, JIOS, vol. 44, no. 2, Dec. 2020.
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