DNS flood

A DNS flood is easy to launch, yet difficult to detect. Based on the same idea as other flooding attacks, a DNS flood targets the DNS application protocol by sending a high volume of DNS requests. Domain Name System (DNS) is the protocol used to resolve domain names into IP addresses; its underlying protocol is UDP, taking advantage of fast request and response times without the overhead of having to establish connections (as TCP requires). In a DNS flood, the attacker sends multiple DNS requests to the victim’s DNS server directly or via a botnet. The DNS server, overwhelmed and unable to process all of its incoming requests, eventually crashes


DNS flood is similar to a SLOWORIS attack right ?:slight_smile:

SLOWLORIS attack is doing the same thing IMO