Int J Performability Eng ›› 2021, Vol. 17 ›› Issue (10): 866-872.doi: 10.23940/ijpe.21.10.p4.866872

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DDoS Penetration Testing on OpenDayLight 3-Node in Software Defined Networking

Sumit Badotraa, Sarvesh Tanwarb,*, and Ajay Ranab   

  1. aDepartment of Computer Science and Engineering, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, 144001, India;
    bAIIT, Amity University, Noida, 201313, India
  • Submitted on ; Revised on ; Accepted on
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Abstract: The OpenDayLight (ODL) clusters strengthened the Software-Defined Network (SDN) centralized controller environment because in any case one controller (leader) collapses or stops working other controllers (followers) will come into play and perform the functionality. This multi-controller environment capability enhances more flexibility and less dependency on external factors. But DDoS attacks are nowadays dynamic and more powerful. In this paper, the implementation of a 3-node ODL cluster along with its vulnerability analysis against DDoS attacks is achieved. Different DDoS traffic penetration tools are being used to launch a huge amount of traffic. This bombardment of the network traffic makes the controller down and the overall functionality of the network also stops.

Key words: SDN, control plane, data plane, security, DDoS attack