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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 4541975, 12 pages
Research Article

Economic Levers for Mitigating Interest Flooding Attack in Named Data Networking

1State Key Laboratory of Networking and Switching Technology, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing 100876, China
2School of Computer Sciences and Technology, Communication University of China, Beijing 100024, China
3Department of Information and Electronic Engineering, Muroran Institute of Technology, 27-1 Mizumoto-cho, Muroran, Hokkaido 050-8585, Japan
4Anyang Normal University, Anyang, Henan 455002, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Licheng Wang

Received 14 February 2017; Accepted 18 April 2017; Published 7 June 2017

Academic Editor: Zonghua Zhang

Copyright © 2017 Licheng Wang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


As a kind of unwelcome, unavoidable, and malicious behavior, distributed denial of service (DDoS) is an ongoing issue in today’s Internet as well as in some newly conceived future Internet architectures. Recently, a first step was made towards assessing DDoS attacks in Named Data Networking (NDN)—one of the promising Internet architectures in the upcoming big data era. Among them, interest flooding attack (IFA) becomes one of the main serious problems. Enlightened by the extensive study on the possibility of mitigating DDoS in today’s Internet by employing micropayments, in this paper we address the possibility of introducing economic levers, say, dynamic pricing mechanism, and so forth, for regulating IFA in NDN.