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how can I discover if my server is performing some illegal actions, like flooding?

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closed as not a real question by Chris S, Chopper3 Jul 15 '10 at 12:32

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Technically flooding isn't illegal...just really rude. Or against your terms of service for your upstream provider. – Bart Silverstrim Jul 15 '10 at 12:31
Why was this closed? Imagine he got an email from someone stating his servers IP has been flooding that persons host - how can he check? – Konerak Jul 16 '10 at 8:04

Packet sniffing.

Monitoring network I/O.

You don't mention platform, internet connection, etc...

Run malware scans/virus scans. Again, don't know your platform so can't recommend anything.

Check your routing/ARP tables for unusual activities. You didn't mention what kind of server it is, so can't recommend anything there...

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It's Linux and Apache combination – user48058 Jul 16 '10 at 9:28

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