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Technical Report

Abstract or Description

We propose STRIDE, a new Internet architecture that provides strong DDoS defense mechanisms for both public services and private end-to-end communication. This new architecture presents several novel concepts including long-term static paths, bandwidth allocation through a top-down topology discovery protocol, dynamic bandwidth allocation via network capabilities, and differentiated packet prioritization. In concert, these mechanisms provide 1) a strong static class bandwidth guarantee, 2) strongly guaranteed capability establishment for private end-to-end communication, and a linear waiting time guarantee in the number of malicious source domains for capability establishment for public services, and 3) globally fair bandwidth allocation for capability-protected flows. STRIDE addresses the denial-of-capability problem and defends against a Coremelt attack by preventing a botnet from crowding out other flows on bottleneck network links. We demonstrate these properties through formal analysis and simulation.