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ACM Transactions on Computer Systems (TOCS), Volume 24 Issue 2, May 2006

Inferring Internet denial-of-service activity
Douglas J. Brown, David Moore, Colleen Shannon, Stefan Savage, Geoffrey M. Voelker
Pages: 115-139
DOI: 10.1145/1132026.1132027
In this article, we seek to address a simple question: “How prevalent are denial-of-service attacks in the Internet?” Our motivation is to quantitatively understand the nature of the current threat as well as to enable longer-term...

Locking under Pfair scheduling
James H. Anderson, Philip Holman
Pages: 140-174
DOI: 10.1145/1132026.1132028
We present several locking synchronization protocols for Pfair-scheduled multiprocessor systems. We focus on two classes of protocols. The first class is only applicable in systems in which all critical sections are short relative to the length of...

On the performance of wide-area thin-client computing
Albert M. Lai, Jason Nieh
Pages: 175-209
DOI: 10.1145/1132026.1132029
While many application service providers have proposed using thin-client computing to deliver computational services over the Internet, little work has been done to evaluate the effectiveness of thin-client computing in a wide-area network. To assess...