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Network Security Principles and Practices by Saadat Malik

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Using NBAR to Counter Network Attacks

You have seen how to use NBAR to classify traffic. As soon as traffic has been classified, the policy-map commands are used to match the various classes with either QoS or security rules. We will concentrate on the various security rules that can be applied using the policy maps.

There are a few ways that NBAR-classified packets can be dealt with using policy maps:

  • Using DSCP or ToS with simple access lists to mark and drop packets

  • Using DSCP or ToS with policy routing to mark and drop NBAR classified traffic

  • Using traffic policing to manage NBAR classified traffic

We will look at each of these in the following sections.

Using DSCP or ToS with Simple Access Lists to Mark and Drop Packets

Packets classified ...

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