The Cost of Retrying: Exploiting Retry-Mechanisms in Cloud Applications by DDoS Attacks

Jhonatan Tavori, Anat Bremler-Barr, Hanoch Levy

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Abstract

Retry mechanisms are commonly used in microservices architectures as a mechanism for recovering from transit errors, including network failures and service overloading. This research aims at studying the operation of cloud retry mechanisms under deliberated DDoS attacks, and their effect on the application performance and operational costs. In this poster we focus on the economic aspect, and demonstrate that enabling such mechanisms improperly might be counter-productive and expose the system to substantial and quadratic economical damage in the presence of attacks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCoNEXT Companion 2023 - Companion of the 19th International Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages67-68
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9798400704079
DOIs
StatePublished - 5 Dec 2023
Event19th International Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies, CoNEXT Companion 2023 - Paris, France
Duration: 5 Dec 20238 Dec 2023

Publication series

NameCoNEXT Companion 2023 - Companion of the 19th International Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies

Conference

Conference19th International Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies, CoNEXT Companion 2023
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityParis
Period5/12/238/12/23

Funding

FundersFunder number
RedHat Research
Blavatnik Family Foundation
Israel Science Foundation2482/21

    Keywords

    • cloud attacks
    • microservices architecture
    • retry mechanisms

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