To improve the availability of the software-defined networking (SDN) under distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, a multi-queue SDN controller scheduling algorithm based on time slice allocation strategy is proposed. The proposed algorithm can take different time slice allocation strategies according to the intensity of DDoS attacks and use SDN controller to schedule processing flow request from different switches (including the switches suffering from different degrees of attacks and normal switches) to ensure better protection to the normal switch in the network under DDoS attacks. Simulation results are presented to show the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm.

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Yan, Q., Gong, Q., & Yu, F.R. (2017). Effective software-defined networking controller scheduling method to mitigate DDoS attacks. Electronics Letters, 53(7), 469–471. doi:10.1049/el.2016.2234