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DoS Safety

Classification Key : Core Security, DoS


Denial of Service is tackled by adopting several network-based strategies. However, system architecture should be resilient to such attacks as well. How can we design a system that provides internal DoS safety?


Protect against Denial of Service attacks by setting resource limit. This can be done by per process resource management or by adopting operating system’s resource management features.

Known Uses

Postfix has resource limitation built in each program.

Related Patterns

Small Processes


Hafiz et. al.


DoS, Resource Limit


Last modified: May 05, 2012

Conceived and Maintained by: Munawar Hafiz