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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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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Does CloudFlare make a site a greater potential DDOS target?

CloudFlare has gotten a lot of press recently as protecting businesses from DDOS attacks. But from looking at their twitter feed, it looks like they are targeted every day, and large segments of their ...
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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 ...
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Has anyone got billed for malicious activities (DDoS) on a cloud server? [closed]

I would like to know if anyone got billed beyond expectation on a cloud service because of malicious activities (DDoS, etc)? How does EC2 and/or Rackspace Cloud handle these issues? Thank you!
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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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What are some acceptable easy solutions against DDOS? [duplicate]

IIRC the best way is to set up a firewall. But what are some easy solutions that doesnt require a lot of knowledge? I use nginx (but i hope the solution can be applied to lighttpd). Would changing ...
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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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High outbound network traffic on Tomcat under process nodeJR [duplicate]

We are investigating high outbound traffic on Tomcat servers hosted on AWS instances. The specific question I have is what the process nodeJR is - and how it could get installed under Tomcat? The ...
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What “Syn Proxy Servers” are recommended? Or how to build one?

My questions are: 1.) What is a recommended "SYN PROXY SERVER" to filter bogus SYN Attacks and only forward "handshaked" valid connections to the host behind it (to be protected). I search the term, ...
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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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SSDP Attack, how to block? [duplicate]

I'll be short. I'm under DDoS attack via SSDP at UDP port 9987, how can I block it? It's very annoying, someone attacked my server 3 time a day for a whole week, and I'm loosing a lot of users. Thank ...
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Suddenly many requests to /announce on server [duplicate]

We currently receive a lot of unusual requests on our Apache2 web server which impair the server's performance. Most requests go to /announce and /announce.php. Both addresses do not exist - 404. Here ...
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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, ...
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How to AVOID getting caught in a DDOS meant for someone else (not prevent)?

So we have a load balancer and all that jazz set up with Rackspace. However, guess what, our clients' websites were down again today. It seems that Rackspace should have their load-balancer ...
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How do I understand my CPU usage on a DNS server?

I have read and understood Can you help me with my capacity planning?, but I'm not sure I understand what my next steps are in a DNS server scenario. I think my CPU loads are high or that I might be ...
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Setup alternative DNS entry while DNSimple is down for DDoS?

Have an app on Heroku with domains registered with DNSimple. DNSimple is undergoing DDoS for hours. (Sharing the naked heroku URLs with users is almost workable, but not an option as the OAuth ...
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How can I block traffic FROM Amazon Technologies Inc. (possible DDOS attack) [closed]

I've a small website (portfolio) and I usually notice traffic of about 10-20MB per day. But for few recent days I've noticed about 10-15GB (1000 times more) each day for 4 days now (and it continue ...
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Multiple pearl processess all hitting one IP address DDOS source hack? [duplicate]

I have been running at high CPU loads 45 45 45 ish for a while, updated cpanel / apache so far but tracing PID's that are running I find the following all with the same IP.. [code] select(8, [3], ...
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My VPS send an outbound attack

My VPS was sending an large outbound attack 10MB/s. It's normal max 300Kb/s I've tried searching around the internet, look for some /tmp folder, installed Linux Malware Detect, installed csf with ...
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How to redirect to an other link when excess request (limit_req) with Nginx

I have been trying to limit the requests coming from a single IP address successful with module limit_req in Nginx. But now I want to redirect to an other web-page for showing some messages.How could ...
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How to drop first udp packet from a source with iptables?

As a defense against distributed udp flood, I need to drop first udp packet from a source and accept other than first packet. Does iptables has capability of doing this? If yes, how?
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How can I prevent a DDOS attack on Amazon EC2?

One of the servers I use is hosted on the Amazon EC2 cloud. Every few months we appear to have a DDOS attack on this sever. This slows the server down incredibly. After around 30 minutes, and ...
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GRE Tunnel in CentOS

How to create a GRE Tunnel in CentOS pointing all connections to server A for the server B? I have a public server with DDoS protection and need to use this as a firewall to filter acess to the other ...
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What is the benefit of cloudfares or inkapsulas etc ddos protection [closed]

My Server get even more attacked via DDOS. And im thinking about buying a service like cloudfare or incapsule for preventing DDOS. But i dont understand one thing. When the attackers see that the ...
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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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Can I block inbound traffic from a certain ISP

The problem My server keeps getting DDoS attacks from IP's belonging to Ecatel in The Netherlands. I wrote them a month ago and still haven't heard anything, and keep blocking individual IP addresses ...
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mod_security configuration issue: Error parsing actions: Unknown action: ver

I am trying to install / configure mod-sec using this tutorial, which uses the OWASP ModSecurity Core Rule Set. However when I go to restart apache, I get the following error: Syntax error on line 53 ...
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DDoS attack simulation using MININET

I´m developing some dynamic security policies using SDN, one of them consist in how the network should respond to a DDoS attack detection. So, I would like to test my policies but I'm having some ...
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Apache Server 2.4 on EC2 “caught SIGTERM shutting down ”

I'm using amazon linux on an m3.large instance on EC2. I had these logs before my apache server was shut down: [Sun Sep 28 18:54:31.679261 2014] [cgi:error] [pid 32422] [client 67.211.230.58:58937] ...
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Tools for simulating DDoS attacks

I wanted to test my website if it can sustain strong DDoS's, but I don't know which tools could I use to simulate them in my website. What tools are used to simulate DDoS? I found bonesi but it was ...
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Recommended values for DIPR configuration on a web-server

Microsoft has this great module for IIS server: The Dynamic IP Restrictions (DIPR) module for IIS 7.0 and above provides protection against denial of service and brute force attacks on web ...
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Protecting Hosted Windows 2008 Servers against DDOS Attacks

Followup to Identifying DDOS Attacks on Windows 2008 Servers. What steps are people taking to prevent DDOS attacks against their Windows 2008 Servers in a hosted environment? I'm particularly ...
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Block incoming traffic from unresolved IP address

How can I block all the incoming traffic from unresolved IP addresses? I am using CentOS with WHM/cPanel installed. I am getting huge junk traffic and 95% is from unresolved IP addresses and only 5% ...
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there is empty ips in netstat

I have installed ddos deflate on my sever (centos6.5 64bit) and in server mailbox I see that ddos deflate has been blacklisted empty Ip. and when I run this command on ssh I see: netstat -ntu | awk ...
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Protecting against Keep-Dead Denial of service

i thought my server was safe with http-guardian but apparently not. Some smart arse keeps hitting my server with 'Keep-Dead' and causing it to crash. I've looked through the logs but can't see ...
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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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Unknown arg `--hashlimit-upto'

I'm trying to prevent loic attackes by using this command iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 80 -m hashlimit --hashlimit-upto 50/min \ --hashlimit-burst 500 --hashlimit-mode srcip --hashlimit-name http ...
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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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Need help examining tcpdump file to block attack

I need some help, my game server has been under fire with DoS attacks for 2 days now. Bandwidth attacks are no problem since I host with OVH and they are filtered out but my game server ports are ...
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Outlook for Mac, Active Directory DNS and DDOS

Edit: This is not a question about DDOS, but a question about how to resolve a technical issue impacting only Mac clients of Outlook Anywhere. Problem and solution are are now known, but I cannot ...
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Lots of connections to loopback, could be slowing us down

I'm trying to debug a sudden increase in our load average. I looked at this page to see if we were being DDoS'ed but the standout IP address was the loopback address: $ netstat -ntu | awk '{print ...
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Is it DDOS attack?

For three successive days, now, I'm having four or five unique servers' queries being denied by my csf firewall, which are renamed in the following extract I got from my log as "www.example1.com", ...
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EC2 ELB and DOS attacks

I'm using Amazon's ELB to load balance between servers, When my site is under attack by bots, everything is exhausted, so here is the problem I can't block IP addresses with Amazon's security ...
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How protect from DDOS attack? [closed]

I have many requests with refferer like alexa.com google.com and etc. to main and couple another pages of site. Line from access.log 109.172.15.39 - - [11/Jan/2013:02:30:30 +0400] "GET ...
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.htaccess rules to stop DDoS POST flooding

We're under a distributed denial of service attack from traffic that looks like this: 49.146.161.175 - - [11/Jul/2014:00:43:42 -0400] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 500 557 "-" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; ...
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blocking udp attack ip with iptables

I was trying to block an ip of ( network stresser tool - a ddos websites selling ddos bots by seconds online ) the first one i was trying to block with iptables : iptables -A INPUT -d 173.193.26.73 ...
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How to find the count of Apache workers' at a given point for shared IPs?

One can find the number of Apache workers an IP address is consuming at an instantaneous point in time by executing: netstat -pantu | grep :80 |sort | uniq -c |grep <IP_HERE, eg: 192.168> | wc ...
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I am under DDoS. What can I do?

This is a Canonical Question about DoS and DDoS mitigation. I found a massive traffic spike on a website that I host today; I am getting thousands of connections a second and I see I'm using all ...
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How do you protect your <appid>.appspot.com domain from DDOS attack?

If I want to use CloudFlare to help protect my GAE app via it's custom domain, I still am vulnerable to attacks directly on the .appspot.com domain. How do I mitigate that? I could force redirect ...
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bind: blackhole for invalid recursive queries?

I have a name server that's publicly accessible since it is the authoritative name server for a couple of domains. Currently the server is flooded with faked type ANY requests for isc.org, ripe.net ...