Evaluation of Experiments on Detecting Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attacks in Eucalyptus Private Cloud

  • Alina Mădălina Lonea
  • Daniela Elena Popescu
  • Octavian Prostean
  • Huaglory Tianfield
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 195)


Denial of Service (DoS) and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks appear to be main threats for cloud computing. The protection of cloud services against DoS and DDoS attacks is realized using Intrusion Detection Systems (IDSs). This paper aims to evaluate the experimental results of our proposed quantitative solution. The experiments are performed in a private cloud model deployed using Eucalyptus open-source, with virtual machines based IDS (VMs-based IDS) being created in three nodes and the Mysql database together with the graphical interfaces for monitoring the alerts being installed and configured in the front-end server. After a set of DDoS attacks are launched against the VMs-based IDS, we analyze all the alerts collected from the VMs-based IDS.


attacks cloud computing data fusion DDoS attacks Dempster-Shafer Theory (DST) Eucalyptus Intrusion Detection Systems (IDSs) Fault-Tree Analysis Snort 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alina Mădălina Lonea
    • 1
  • Daniela Elena Popescu
    • 2
  • Octavian Prostean
    • 1
  • Huaglory Tianfield
    • 3
  1. 1.Automation and Applied Informatics Department, Faculty of Automation and Computers“Politehnica” University of TimisoaraTimisoaraRomania
  2. 2.Computer Engineering Department, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information TechnologyUniversity of OradeaOradeaRomania
  3. 3.School of Engineering and Built EnvironmentGlasgow Caledonian UniversityGlasgowUnited Kingdom

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