Optical burst switching (OBS) is a switching technology that can efficiently operate in the optical core network using WDM technology and can also develop the future optical internet. The OBS switching technology presents a trade-off between the two switching technologies: optical circuit switching (OCS) and optical packet switching (OPS). This switching approach increases resource utilization compared with OCS technology and avoids the technological barriers of OPS networks. In OBS networks, many packets are assembled into one data burst at the edge node and a burst header packet (BHP) is sent before the burst transmission by an offset time in order to reserve the required resources in core nodes. This can cause security issues in the network and more specifically denial of service attacks that can occur if a source node is compromised. In this paper, we study a specific denial of service attack which we refer to as “BHP flooding attack”, which prevents legitimate traffics from reserving the required resources at intermediate core nodes. We also propose the design of a reconfigurable BHP flooding countermeasure module that allows to counter against this type of attacks in an OBS network.
Photonic Network Communications – Springer Journals
Published: Dec 13, 2014
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera