Evaluating Resource Saturation Attack During Controller-Switch Communication in SDN

  • S. SujithaEmail author
  • M. S. K. Manikandan
  • R. Guru Roja
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes on Data Engineering and Communications Technologies book series (LNDECT, volume 26)


Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is a developing network paradigm that isolates the system’s control (Control plane) from the fundamental switches (Data Plane) and routers and acquainting the capacity of a program to organize operations. The control plane is intelligently brought together and the forwarding plane is rendered easy to follow up on the decisions from the control plane. Especially Controller and switch communication is more vulnerable to attacks by compromising the flow tables in switches. In this paper, we assess the effect of Resource Saturation attacks for various delays and bandwidth in SDN network. Through the evaluation, We highlight the effect of attack for different SDN topologies.


SDN controller-switch communication Flow table Flow rules Deployed flows Undeployed flows Network bandwidth 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Sujitha
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. S. K. Manikandan
    • 2
  • R. Guru Roja
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information TechnologyThiagarajar College of EngineeringMaduraiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Electronics and Communication EngineeringThiagarajar College of EngineeringMaduraiIndia

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