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Redirect loop using cloudflare's Flexible ssl

I am trying to implement Flexible SSL provided by CloudFlare to my site. Here is my nginx config: # PHP-FPM upstream; change it accordingly to your local config! upstream php-fpm { server ...
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Only allowing traffic from Cloudflare

I am new to Linux System Administration and I am experimenting with iptables trying to learn how to really lock down a system with them. And one thing a friend of mine recommended was that there was a ...
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How to mitigate DDOS attacks on AWS?

I have web application (NodeJS) and I plan to deploy it to AWS. To minimize the cost it will run on single EC2 instance. I'm worried though about what will happen if someone decides to bless me with ...
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Allowing outgoing connections to a particular IP with ufw

I have disabled outgoing connections as a whole with UFW seeing that I didn't want to take chances with my vBulletin forum exposing my server's IP address to attackers (I use CloudFlare). As I've ...
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How do I deny all requests not from cloudflare?

I've recently gotten denial of service attacks from multiple proxy ips, so I installed cloudflare to prevent this. Then I started noticing that they're bypassing cloudflare by connecting directly to ...
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Does cloudflare know the decrypted content when using a https connection?

CloudFlare provides ssl support. However, if a visitor visits a website protected by CloudFlare, is CloudFlare able to know the plain data transfered during this visit? There are a few SSL options: ...
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High # of sockets in TIME-WAIT state, server unresponsive at load

Our app became unresponsive at high loads, with longer wait times. Process usage was abnormally low (~15% CPU utilisation per process, our app runs on 8 processes). Nginx error log output showed a ...
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apxs cannot install mod_cloudflare on centos

[ Linux - CentOS - Apache 2.2 - mod_cloudflare - apxs2 ] I have changed my nameservers to point to CloudFlare. The problem is that all the IP addresses are coming in as CloudFlare's. This is no good, ...