Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is one of the biggest threats in Software Defined Internet of Things (SDIoT) environment. Here, we developed a proof-of-concept SDIoT testbed for DDoS attacks using Mininet Emulator. DDoS attack makes the victim’s system unavailable by exhausting the system resources. For testing and proposing a solution for a DDoS attack in a SDIoT environment a testbed must be created. In our study, the testbed was created using VMware workstation, Mininet emulator, OVS switch, and Pox controller. Hping 3 tool for generating attacks, python scripts for custom topologies, Shell script for traffic capturing were used. With varying payloads, RTT (Round Trip Time), throughput and packet loss were calculated. The experimental result show that Mininet is feasible and convenient, and we conclude with a comparison between simulators and emulators providing SDIoT, along with a summary of advantages and disadvantages of using Mininet emulation in a SDIoT environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPervasive Computing and Social Networking - Proceedings of ICPCSN 2022
EditorsG. Ranganathan, Robert Bestak, Xavier Fernando
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9789811928390
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event2nd International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Social Networking, ICPCSN 2022 - Salem, India
Duration: 03-03-202204-03-2022

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389


Conference2nd International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Social Networking, ICPCSN 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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