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Does “TARPIT” have any known vulnerabilities or downsides?

TARPIT can be used to waste an attacker's resources, thus slowing down his attacks and lowering his ability to attack other hosts... looks like a good idea. It is provided as a Netfilter addon and ...
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My webserver is getting flooded with invalid requests

My webserver (nginx) keeps getting requests like this: 23.244.104.206 - - [15/Jun/2014:21:21:47 -0400] "GET ...
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1answer
144 views

iptables to allow input and output traffic to and from web server only

I have an Elastic Search server which seems to have been exploited (it's being used for a DDoS attack having had NO firewall for about a month). As a temporary measure while I create a new one I was ...
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411 views

Can't stop DDOS [duplicate]

I need a little help dealing with ddos. I'm experiencing 1gb ddos attack on my server and I don't know how to stop it. (1gbs is the maximum speed of the server.) I've the following iptables rules: ...
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907 views

Recent module, what is preferred rcheck or update?

Let's say I have the following rules: iptables -P INPUT DROP iptables -P FORWARD ACCEPT iptables -P OUTPUT ACCEPT iptables -A INPUT -m conntrack --ctstate RELATED,ESTABLISHED -j ACCEPT iptables -A ...
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341 views

High CPU usage in random IP/Port UDP DDoS

I have been getting these UDP floods with random IPs and ports. randomip:randomport -> myip:randomport 0 byte payload For some reason it is using a lot of CPU. Here is the results of perf top -e ...
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108 views

Automation of blocking IP address

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 machine running Apache2 which hosts about 10 wordpress websites. Recently I have been subjected to attacks from clients which seem to be sending POST requests to a wordpress ...
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1answer
282 views

Ddos attack getting through iptables [duplicate]

I have been using my own self-made "iptables rules" for blocking all the major type of DDOS attacks on game-servers because these attacks were application/game-server specific instead of the general ...
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315 views

Blocking UDP packets with a length of 4

My server is being flooded with UDP packets with a length of 4 (header is 32 bytes). 04:56:26.844797 IP 108.241.236.114.47034 > 185.5.173.249.14522: UDP, length 4 04:56:26.844831 IP ...
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1answer
71 views

DDoS attacks are killing all my services [duplicate]

I've a few servers running as ssh proxy, someone started to DDOS me, i've installed ddos deflate and apf. The traffic made by ddos downgrade from 10 MB/s to 1 MB/s but it still make my users kick from ...
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1answer
506 views

IPTables : prevent UDP Flooding

I want to stop the UDP flooding on the Linux device. I have written a simple IPTable rule to drop all UDP packets iptables -A INPUT -p udp DROP But still the DoS attack happens and the device gets ...
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1answer
160 views

Parse Apache logfile and ban IPs

My server is under attack, it is flooded with request with the following pattern: Thousands of IPs Each IP request the same page "GET / HTTP/1.1" with the same referrer 3-5 times per second (same ...
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381 views

Any way to Improve performance of iptables DDOS whitelist? [closed]

I'm having a problem stopping a DDOS attack on a dedicated server. I have tried a lot of things (mod_evasive, apf, ddos deflate, bfd...). The attack is very big and from a lot of differents IPs, and ...
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2answers
401 views

How to properly drop ICMP type 3 packets on possible DDoS attack?

Even after running iptables -A INPUT -p icmp -m icmp --icmp-type 3 -j DROP I keep getting ICMP type 3 code 13 packets on tcpdump. when I run tcpdump icmp, I get messages like: 19:41:31.923630 IP ...
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3answers
692 views

iptables rule to stop DDOS [duplicate]

My server is undergoing a ddos attack with the traffic in my apache logs appearing like: ip address - - [11/Apr/2013:01:01:04 -0600] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 416 31 "-" "Microsoft Internet Explorer" ip ...
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1answer
254 views

iptables, what to open on INPUT for wget

I am configuring my iptables. The policy for OUTPUT is ACCEPT. Though INPUT is DROP. I am wondering what I need to open up on INPUT so I can receive responses on outgoing traffic (automatic or manual, ...
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1answer
829 views

How do I drop “empty” HTTP packets using iptables? [duplicate]

I have a 1GB-VPS-hosted site running on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. I am using nginx as the web server. The site has been running in a relatively stable configuration for three years, and handles about 4 ...
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2answers
653 views

How to disable access to DNS server from internet, leaving intranet intact? Using iptables

I have to manage one server with Open DNS service on. Recently, it was heavily abused for ddos dns amplification attacks by unknown internet attackers. This DNS service is used by some localhost ...
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2answers
228 views

netfilter ip_conntrack and (d)DoS

Does using netfilter.ip_conntrack in the kernel in anyway help mitigate (d)DoS attacks or does it make it worse? I know it adds the ability to track connections and such but just curious if it helps ...
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1answer
269 views

Countermeasures versus incoming DNS reflection attack

i am currently experiencing a DNS reflection attack towards my server. I am getting a massive amount of answers via UDP from Port 53 that my server has never asked for: 02:53:57.626156 IP (tos ...
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1answer
130 views

Website slowed down, possible DDOS attack

I'm facing a big problem today. My website is very slow. I've tried everything and nothing helped. I disabled mysql and my website was still slow loading a static page. I also restarted the server. I ...
3
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1answer
392 views

iptables - drop all HTTP(S) traffic but from CloudFlare

I would like to allow only HTTP(S) traffic coming from CloudFlare. In that way attackers cannot attack the server directly. I know CloudFlare is not mainly a DDoS mitigator, but I would like to try ...
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51 views

Effective ways of mitigating Spoofed Syn Flood with iptables [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: SYN Flood Advice Heyo, Been dealing alot with spoofed syn floods lately. Are there any tips or tricks we could do to better survive them? Syn Cookies are already ...
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1answer
519 views

*Simple* way to block DDoS by number of requests

I have 3 Varnish 3.0.2 servers with Apache 2 as backends, which are being load balanced through a HAproxy separate server. I need to find a very simple program (I'm not much of a sysadmin), which ...
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4answers
936 views

How to tune Linux kernel to withstand DDoS? (HAProxy)

Please do not reply with "this is not possible", as it's waste of time. I am developing cloud appliance and I have a valid reason to protect this layer against DDoS, and there are few companies doing ...
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1answer
346 views

DROP vs REJECT DDoS [duplicate]

I asked somewhere else, and I got this response: Using DROP turns any type of DDoS attack into a SYN flood, because your server expects ACK responses which it will never get. Even if you can fine ...
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6k views

iptables rules to counter the most common DoS attacks? [closed]

Recently I've got a lot of small scale DoS attacks. I am wondering what iptables rules should I use to counter the most common DoS attacks, and generally secure my web server. The web server sports ...
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2answers
563 views

Debian iptables, netstate. DDOS? [duplicate]

My server has been timing out and crashing lately. I ran this command: netstat -anp |grep 'tcp\|udp' | awk '{print $5}' | cut -d: -f1 | sort | uniq -c | sort -n Check the picture for result. ...
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1answer
383 views

DDos attack filter [duplicate]

Im running a debian linux VPS server with a garrysmod server. Today I've recieved a ddos attack and I could log by using tshark the next: 4.213248 91.204.63.5 -> 176.58.101.xx UDP Source port: ...
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3answers
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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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2answers
609 views

DDOS Attacks Explanation [closed]

I have some questions regarding the ddos attacks and how it really works , i really need some good explanation for it as i can't find any good reference that can help me . Questions : what are the ...
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1answer
79 views

How to get the average packet rate per ip for a port?

Is it possible with iptables to limit inbound packets by source-ip based on the number of average inbound packets for all source-ips? If so, how? I'd like to limit new ips to the average inbound ...
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126 views

Can someone give me advice on these rules to prevent DDOS where fragmented packets are sent without the initial SYN fragment ?

iptables -N NEW_TCP_PACKETS_NO_SYN iptables -A INPUT NEW_TCP_PACKETS_NO_SYN -p tcp ! --syn -m state --state NEW -m limit --limit 10/day -j LOG --log-prefix "New packets but not syn:" iptables ...
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How to block tcp-reset with iptables to combat DDoS attacks?

I have someone flooding me with random packets on random ports that are closed. My server is responding to this with tcp-reset packets I think which is chewing up the outbound bandwidth too. How do ...
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4answers
711 views

The more secure iptables script imaginable. Does one exist? [closed]

I plan on buying a server soon. I'd like the server to be as secure as possible, only having POP3, SMTP, SSH and HTTP open. I know how to write an iptables script to only allow those connections and ...
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1answer
719 views

Amazon EC2 abuse [duplicate]

I am using amazon 85 ec2 instances. Day before yesterday got emails from AMAZON for AMAZON EC2 abuse. it says about the DOS attacks on remote host. Amazon mail content attached for your reference. ...
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Locating Source of Inbound DDOS [duplicate]

Our web server (Nginx, MySQL, PHP) is presently being attacked by DDOS. Outgoing traffic is normal (avg 563 kb/sec) but incoming traffic is what is eating up our 1gbit port (avg 800Mb/sec). In the ...
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1answer
617 views

(D)DOS Deflate Bug/Alternative [closed]

Hi guys I run a busy CentOS webserver (nginx/php-fpm) an to protect it to certain attacks I used http://deflate.medialayer.com/ for a while. I had setup a white-list with 127.0.0.1, my external ...
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2answers
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Stop DoS attacks with an IP tables rule?

I was wondering if I could prevent small (D)DoS attacks with a simple IP tables rule? By small I mean that they are flooding my web server with about 400+ requests from one or two IP addresses. I ...
2
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2answers
656 views

DoS attack requesting single file on server, best way to overcome?

My server's currently being pounded by a large DoS, had to move away from Apache and push everything onto Nginx (rewrites are a nightmare!). Sample from the access log: 186.92.86.149 - - ...
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1answer
292 views

Restrict number of parallel connections on Apache server

I'm on an Ubuntu server running Apache2. I would like to protect myself against (d)dos and syn flood attacks and therefore try to limit the number of parallel connections per client IP. I've heard ...
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2answers
578 views

What is the main difference between iptables and EC2's “security groups”?

If I block traffic via a security group, I assume I don't have to pay for it. But if I block traffic via iptables installed on my server then I assume it would be me that pays for any incoming ...
2
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1answer
587 views

Fighting DDoS Attack, looking for some advice [duplicate]

So, it appears about 2 IP addresses are overloading my HTTP server (apache) over UDP and I am unable to stop this using IP Tables. I am using CentOS 5. I managed to block some other IP addresses that ...
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1answer
157 views

Single IP attack or other issue?

Description of incident: I notice in my MRTG panel that httpd processes have climbed to 800 ( our maximum ), but all other parameters are normal ( cpu, memory, traffic ) I immediately ran a nestat ...
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1answer
126 views

Firewalling all incoming traffic with custom rules

How do you automatically block all incoming traffic by creating custom rule for every connection (in real time) using iptables? To clarify - the situation is that my linux box is being DDOSed via ...
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2answers
130 views

Don't allow a host to be spammed [duplicate]

I run a proxy server with squid and I've just got a report that a user of mine tried a ddos using my proxy. I can I block such requests? Ex: Allow just max 5 requests on the same domain on the same ...