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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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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Protection against scrapping with nginx

This morning we had a crawler going nuts on our server hitting our site almost 100 times per second. We'd like to add a protection for this. I guess I'' have to use HttpLimitReqModule but I don't ...
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Buffer-stuffing denial-of-service attack

I started seeing this odd sort of effect that resembles denial-of-service attack against a Linux server. The effect is that the network becomes at least partially unusable very much the same as what ...
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How to read sFlow?

We currently have a very large outbound DDOS Attack coming from one of our machines which is on a Brocade switch and monitored by PRTG. I am looking at the sFlow v5 8 sensor and see Top Talkers and ...
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Bingbot spoof localhost ip

So here is a fun one. I'm getting bingbot requests at a certain time everyday that kill the server. Here is the request: 127.0.0.1 - - [14/Sep/2013:08:18:49 -0500] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 200 82810 "-" ...
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Mitigate DDoS attack by Null-routing my server's IP?

My services were attacked by what appears to be a botnet of quite a large number of computers. Since all my servers have additional IPs, and my hosting provider lets me null-route my IP addresses to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.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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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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Is there a service I can redirect/report DDoS clients to?

Currently experiencing a very mild DDoS attack. Just a brute force login attack. This caused a spike in PHP/MySQL usage so I've just blocked logins except from my IP address. I'm not too worried about ...
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How to interpret this jnettop output?

Looks like I'm currently under a DOS attack or something like that, I've been monitoring the traffic on the server using jnettop, this is a of what I see during normal conditions: ...
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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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My site is inaccessible from different locations on-and-off. What's happening?

On-and-off for the last few days, my sites (www.)aderet.org and to a lesser extent (www.)saveadullam.org have been down from (two different networks in) Israel. Over a period of minutes or seconds, ...
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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 ...
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Server Recovery from Denial of Service

I'm looking at a server that might be misconfigured to handle Denial of Service. The database was knocked offline after the attack, and was unable to restart itself after it failed to restart when the ...
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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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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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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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How to tell if the server was down because of DDoS of another reason?

my server was down for a couple of hours during the night. i see in the cpu load monitoring in the amazon AWS console that it was 100% load. also, the network in jumped (but no that dramatically) so ...
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sshd running at 100%

I'm running an Ubuntu/WordPress server on Amazon EC2 which is experiencing problems every 24-48 hours: I get a CPU alarm from EC2, log into the server, and discover sshd is running at 99.9% CPU. This ...
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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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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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Curl Sourced DDoS: How to detect it & how to stop?

Okay, an Ubuntu server I manage fell victim to a DDoS attack today. Usually this is unpleasant but not that big a deal. A few high server load moments & then it passes. Today was clearly ...
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Multiple DDOS protection interfaces merging on one TS server

The problem I have is I have 3 DDOS protection interfaces from a multi homed DDOS protection solution and teamspeak is refusing to return packets via the correct interface (aka the one that sent it ...
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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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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: ...
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mod_evasive can't be installed: “undefined symbol: evasive24_module”

I wanted to protect my Apache/2.4.6 (CentOS) server in CentoOS 7 from DDOS attacks so after searching for some alternatives I found this page. They go through the installation of the modules evasive ...
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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 ...
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Filtering KVM guests with IPtables

My partner has a server with OVH that receives a constant variety of ddos attacks, while still staying up. We want to use IPtables on the host to filter the guests VM's traffic. The guest VM we want ...
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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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“eth0: link up” kernel panick on debian - DDoS attack or soft / device issue

A few hours ago my dedicated machine in Hetzner went down. I was thinking what that was DDoS attack, or Hetzner network problem. But my other machine was working fine. So i loggined into Hetzner and ...
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How can node addition/substraction be done while keeping randomness in their connections in a P2P unstructured network?

If a unstructured P2P network that uses an admission mechanism for new peers entrance gets completely offline because of a massive attack (e.g. massive DDoS), after reconnecting, peers will try to ...
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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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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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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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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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My Bitnami Tomcat Stack (on EC2 AWS) is generating DoS attack

I have a very small java web app that is deployed on a Bitnami Tomcat Stack on AWS. We are using this app in the company with only 5-10 user base daily, and generating only below 100MB of traffic per ...
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Intelligently filtering bogus query strings

A vBulletin site I maintain is on the wrong end of a DoS attack which is inexplicably routing through CloudFlare unimpeded by their DoS protection. The requests look like this: 1 /?ZZZZCQG=XJXAUD ...
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Blocking a TCP Syn Attack

I have recently experienced a TCP Syn attack and since it was from a software like LOIC, it kept happening until I banned the IP Addresses or stopped my system from making output to them. Here is what ...
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How to protect Nginx from HULK DoS tool

There is a tool called HULK (Http Unbearable Load King). It's a web server denial of service tool. It is designed to generate volumes of unique and obfuscated traffic at a webserver, bypassing caching ...
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Block incoming DNS queries using netsh advfirewall

How do you do this with Windows firewall? iptables -I INPUT --in-interface ! lo -p udp --dport 53 -j DROP Ideally, if you can do this with netsh and so that it will survive whatever it is that ...