A distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) occurs when multiple systems flood the bandwidth or resources of a targeted system, usually one or more web servers. These systems are compromised by attackers using a variety of methods.

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block fake google bots [duplicate]

How could I block DDOS attacks with fake Google bots? I found 2 solutions on the net. But both seems to block also correct google bots. # Block fake google when it's not coming from their IP range's ...
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Drop first packet for every IP with iptables

My servers are getting UDP-flooded with spoofed source IP addresses. They flood with real user packets so I cannot rate limit or block these packets. Is there a way to drop the first packet received ...
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Should I expect reception of packets in hping3 --flood?

I'm testing a newly purchased VPS for DDoS vulnerability using hping3. If I do not use --flood, everything goes fine and I see close to 0% packet loss every time. But If I do use --flood, then the ...
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Php5-cgi, 503 error or DDoS attack?

I am trying to figure out if these things are connected. Until yesterday I had some CPU/RAM spikes on random times that could last for hours/days all connected with 30-40 php5-cgi processes being run ...
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Simple anti DDoS protection in FreeBSD [duplicate]

I have a lot of request from data centers to my web server on FreeBSD and sometimes it've have a lot of performance problem with my web projects. Adding to IPFW list all IP's data centers is ...
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I think I am getting ddos-ed, have I taken proper precautions? [closed]

I noticed my SQL server was down on my wordpress website, 2 days ago. I couldn't figure out why I wasn't able to restart the SQL server so I looked at my logs. I noticed this one IP was hitting my ...
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NGINX not responding during DDoS attacks

I'm going to get straight to the point, NGINX doesn't seem to handle any HTTP requests during a DDoS attack using XML-RPC. The server only uses about 1% of the CPU during an XML-RPC DDoS attack. The ...
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Nginx limit_conn inheritance

I am trying to protect Drupal running on Nginx from simple DDoS with limit_conn and limit_req. But I encountered some strange behavior with inheritance of limit_conn directive which I cannot explain. ...
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How to prevent outgoing UDP flood

I've been googling for hours now but can't find a sure or helpful answer. I need to disable high-volume outgoing UDP from my server. I'm trying to configure APF because of the RAB functionality, but ...
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Firewall UDP Flood Dos/DDoS

Recently I have been suffering from what appears to be a UDP query flood attack. I am looking for a way to block the attack using a software firewall such as iptables, this should be possible, as ...
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Block connection through proxy in firewall [duplicate]

I'm getting some 'ddos' on my Linux machine (ubuntu 14.04 64bit). I have a lot of connections from IP which are proxy IP's (like tor), on specific port. Question: How to block all proxy connections ...
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High inbound and outbound network traffic

Over the last day or so, one of instances has had a large amount of bandwidth consumed. This means that we have nearly exceeded our allowance (roughly the same amount inbound and outbound). Looking ...
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Linux DDOS Protection / Gateway without NAT

I need help to configure a box for DDOS protection and provide external ip addresses to "internal" (which aren't really internal) servers. I have 32 IP addresses from my ISP. I want to configure a ...
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Use extra firewall to filter WAN traffic before reaching UTM?

I am running a simple web server behind UTM, only port 80,443 is open. However almost 80% of the traffic coming through WAN is trouble. Mostly are port scanners / sniffers or systematically querying ...
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Blocking ddos string with iptables [duplicate]

I want to ask how do block spefic packet payload? 14:46:35.837759 IP 145.92.16.14.27017 > x.27030: UDP, length 25 0x0000: 4500 0035 44a4 0000 ee11 53ae 915c 100e E..5D.....S..\.. ...
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Exim SMTP reverse proxy [closed]

This is my first post on Serverfault, so if I make some mistakes, please let me know. The issue that I'm dealing with right now is a DDoS attack on my Exim mailserver (cPanel) on port 25. From what I ...
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How to secure Windows Server 2012 R2 against “open recursive resolver” attack

I received an email from an ISP stating that our server had participated in a DDOS attack against one of their servers--and that we appear to be running an "open recursive resolver". The IP address ...
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better alternative for tcp_syncookies in linux

In an effort to prevent DDOS attacks I followed suggestions to leave /proc/sys/net/ipv4/tcp_syncookies value set to 1 in my linux box to enable TCP syncookies. However, when I look at this URL: http:/...
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DDOS prevention/mitigation on Linux CentOs server using IP tables

One of our servers has generated a 19Gb access.log in the space of about 24 hours and the server went down in this time. We'd like to implement some measures to safeguard against DDOS attacks but ...
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limit_req on nginx not working

Iam using Ubuntu server 14.04 with apache + nginx proxy over it. I tried to set up limit_req in /etc/nginx-sp/nginx-sp.conf as this: http { limit_req_zone $binary_remote_addr zone=one:1m rate=...
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Mod_evasive not blocking a DOS attack using HEAD requests

Using Apache/2.2.15 on RHEL6 with mod_evasive config: DOSHashTableSize 3097 DOSPageCount 14 DOSPageInterval 2 DOSSiteCount 70 DOSSiteInterval 1 DOSBlockingPeriod 60 ...
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Protecting against a DOS attack

Someone is DOSing my server. It is not a DDOS attack as there is only one server involved in this attack. I simply put following iptable rule to drop all the packets coming from the attacker: ...
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block or log IPs that direct access my website (ubuntu , nginx)

The website is under DDOS, the cloud service is doing a pretty good job for a cost of dozen bugs a month. We are happy! However the attackers have been hitting our site with IP. Currently, we 301 ...
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How to stop small DDOS attacks (443 port)?

On the server goes DDoS attack. ~# netstat -n -p | awk '{print $5}'|awk -F: '{print $1}' | sort -n | uniq -c | sort -nr | head -n10 48 109.229.9.53 47 31.207.244.130 45 87.252.227.83 ...
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How to prevent password bruteforce in web application? [closed]

I have php web application (nginx+php-fpm). And someone try to bruteforce password. He have a lot of IPs. Also these bruteforce works like DDOS because each time web application starts and try to ...
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Too large 127.0.0.1 connections with nginx - apache2 [duplicate]

I use nginx as proxy-server apache2 and I have a problem with netstat output: $ netstat -ntu | awk '{print $5}' | cut -d: -f1 | sort | uniq -c | sort -n 5 109.195.36.169 6 109.195.33.205 8 194....
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iptables not blocking IP addresses

I am experiencing DDOS attack on my server. I found out that someone was trying hard on one of Wordpress websites. I disabled that virtual host for temporarily. I am now trying to block their IP ...
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Stop senseless mass-queries on DNS-server [duplicate]

I have a disturbing problem for a few weeks now ... One of my three DNS-servers (running bind9 as slave of a Plesk DNS master) is getting spammed with senseless DNS requests. The origin IPs of those ...
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IPTABLES block User-Agent

I get DDoS by the Wordpress Pingback BOTNET, now I want to block all client who contain Wordpress in there Useragents. For example: WordPress/4.0; http://vk.lokos.net; verifying pingback from 107.158....
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Make NGINX Block All Requests To Direct Server IP - Stop XML-RPC Attacks

Essentially, my website is being attacked by a layer 7 XML-RPC attack and is currently offline and has been offline so I am in need of desperate help. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated :)! ...
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DOS and DDOS attacks [closed]

Our website is being constantly attacked by the bots. We tried mod_evasive and mode_security but those modules slowed our server considerably. Can anybody please suggest more solutions. Thanks in ...
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Getting DDoSed with requests for links to other sites and Bittorrent and BingBar [duplicate]

The other day my server started getting slow and the logs showed it was being heavily spammed with strange requests like for BingBar, 218.94.73.210 - - [22/Apr/2015:13:25:37 +1200] "GET /BingBar/...
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Kernel panic under DDOS

I'm running a Debian 6 - 64bit system (Kernel 2.6.32-5-amd64) and often get flooded with DDOS. I have tuned the network parameters under /etc/sysctl.conf to not let any kernel parameter overflow. ...
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IPTables not blocking IPStresser [closed]

I have been trying four days to block DDoS attacks with no success. I want to block anything that isn't whitelisted. This is my idea on OS Centos 7: //Delete All Existing Rules iptables --flush //...
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what would be the Impact of using Multiple sites in same VPC on AWS platform?

I have a site running on four server inside of a VPC on aws platform. My question is would their be any impact on site if I host another website on four new server in the same VPC considering their ...
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How to block ApacheBench from sending requests to server?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.10, Apache 2.4. My server is under a huge DDoS attack right now, I tried to use mod_security , fail2ban and blocking attacking IPs manually using iptables and nothing worked. The ...
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How to defense a DDoS powered by end user's browser?

Like what Github.com has just experienced, what if a script provider, such as google ads, google analysis or something similar, add a malicious scripts at the end of their script, and let end users ...
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What is the most effective way to block IP address in Application Layer?

I understand that most Routers/Firewalls are able to block IP tables in the network level. IPtables for instance is quite effective. However, I want an application layer IP block.I have an HAproxy ...
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Iptables block layer 7 DDoS attacks

Recently I've been experiencing lots of layer 7 ddos attacks to my website. Specifically an HTTP GET request flood on the index page. (~20k r/s), my server is at OVH, so it's not overloading the pipe, ...
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Benefits of separate firewall product over AWS Security Groups for spam requests

I have a question that is an extension of this one: Examples where an AWS Security Group is not sufficient as a firewall?. Initially, the answer in that question made sense to me and I was working ...
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slow post attack mitigation breaks slow file uploads

To mitigate against slow post attacks, I set the following in my apache. RequestReadTimeout header=5-20,MinRate=500 body=10-60,MinRate=500 The problem with this is when users are uploading files on ...
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What is a typical request rate per hour in a distributed attack?

I am concerned that some static files hosted publicly in S3 can be the target of an attack that aims to hurt me financially (ramping up my AWS bills). I have set up a logging system, that runs every ...
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How to block a DDoS attack? [duplicate]

My website is under a DDoS attack with bots. They are all coming in from different IPs so I can't block them all. Is it possible to make a CAPTCHA or a password just to connect to the site first for ...
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Email Virus initiating a DOS Attack [duplicate]

I have a VPS that keeps getting shut down because of excessive inbound or outbound traffic. I thought I had a virus on my server and with it shut down so was my email server. So I got a new VPS ...
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IIS network scanner protection

Is there any software tool for a Windows Server (with IIS installed), where I could set up "rules" to block incoming HTTP requests with suspicious behavior? Like, say, if someone starts scanning my ...
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My servers are overloaded with random GET requests. Why? [duplicate]

I'm getting a huge amount of traffic to web servers looking for bittorrent type queries: 110.152.78.14 - - [27/Jan/2015:01:45:22 +0000] "GET /announce.php?info_hash=%3E%F3%0B%907%7F%9D%E1%C1%CB%BAiF%...
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Mitigate DDos on Windows box [duplicate]

I would love to know, If you know some way to mitigate DDos/Dos attacks on Windows. In Linux we can Mitigate using the IPTables Almighty, but I wonder If there is something like that in Windows. I am ...
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Content Redirection Attack on a Server

I'm working with an apache 2.2 server that is receiving lots of requests for content that does not exist on the server (edit: the specific content request changes frequently). It appears to be an ...
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Are Google Apps implicitly DDoS protected?

Especially when talking about Google's Project Shield, people refer to an "internal anti-DDoS infrastructure". I could not find any more detailed information on such thing, and if it spans all the ...
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Using an Ubuntu VPS as a firewall/router

I have a dedicated server running ubuntu 12.04 hosting several websites and other applications which require client IP's to be visible, however the main dedicated server does not have DDoS protection, ...