Performance Evaluation of Several Interest Flooding Attack (IFA) Countermeasure Method on ISP-like Topology for Named Data Networking

Marion Renaldo Rotinsulu, Riri Fitri Sari

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IEEEThe prerequisites of the fifth-generation network (5G) is the latency of 1-10 ms, to work with wide range of bandwidth start from 100 Mbps to 10 Gbps. We studied Named Data Networking (NDN) resistance against attacks that can interfere with the availability of the network. One of the potential threats to NDN is the Interest Flooding Attack (IFA). IFA is similar to the Denial of Services (DoS)/Distributed Denial of Services (DDoS) on IP-based networks. In this paper, we evaluate the IFA against varied data payload, round-trip time, the duration of attack, and range of allocated bandwidth with goal to determine the parameter that could affect the performance issue of the mitigation system. We do this works using a custom Rocketfuel ISP-like topology that has been ported to NS-3 and ndnSIM version 1.0. We run the simulation on Ubuntu 14.04.5 32 bit. The experiment results show that the Satisfaction Pushback countermeasure method is more reliable on facing IFA attacks. The duration of attacks, RTT values and data payload packet size have a significant impact in certain simulation condition. The »great» combination of these three parameters could reduce the network performance up to 63%.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of TENCON 2018 - 2018 IEEE Region 10 Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538654576
Publication statusPublished - 22 Feb 2019
Event2018 IEEE Region 10 Conference, TENCON 2018 - Jeju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 28 Oct 201831 Oct 2018

Publication series

NameIEEE Region 10 Annual International Conference, Proceedings/TENCON
ISSN (Print)2159-3442
ISSN (Electronic)2159-3450


Conference2018 IEEE Region 10 Conference, TENCON 2018
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


  • interest flooding attack
  • ISP-like topology
  • mitigation system
  • Named Data Networking
  • ndnSIM
  • NS3
  • performance evaluation
  • rocketfuel topology
  • simulation


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