Denial of service attack, is an attempt through some means to make a computer or network resource unavailable.

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Getting attacked, what do I do? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My server's been hacked EMERGENCY I'm getting millions of these requests in my Apache access log. How do I stop them? 173.59.227.11 - - [30/May/2012:18:23:45 -0400] ...
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Prioritise ssh logins (nice)

Is there a preferred way to set "nice" for sshd? I need priority given to sshd such that I can login and easily fix stuff when something has gone wrong (eg DoS, badly behaved processes, etc)
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Measure bandwidth by client IP in realtime

I have been recently attacked using DoS attack on random ports. I wasn't able to get the attackers IP and now I would like to find it. What tool can show me bandwidth (in Kbits/Mbits) used by each ...
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rhel-5.3->vm wordpress attack

i have a rhel 5.3 w/ few virtual machines and one of virtual pc runs cpu: intel quad 2.83 mem: 3.5G os: Linux 2.6.18-128.1.14.el5xen #1 SMP Mon Jun 1 16:09:30 EDT 2009 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux ...
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Stopping a DOS attack

One of the sites I work with has recently started to get DoS'd. It started out at 30k RPS and now it's at 50k/min. The IP's are pretty much all unique, not in the same subnet, and are in multiple ...
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Brainstorm: Flood/DoS/DDoS Attack prevention ideas

This is not a question asking how to stop an attack. This is simply a thread for anyone and everyone to discuss ideas for preventing, dealing with, and keeping your server alive during these attacks. ...
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Is it good to defense for DOS attacks with 2 request/sec?

Lots of example told me to defense with 5 or 4 request per second. Because usually a visitor clicking about in 1 or 2 links in one second, I think defense with 2 request per second is just fine. But ...
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How are suspected DoS attacks handled by webservers?

I rent a server somewhere out in Canada or so that I'm using to host a website of mine. That website has close to 400,000 pages that I wanted to index today. For that, I wrote a crawler a while back ...
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Strange DNS DOS attack — Endless Recursive Queries for <blank domain>

Our W2K3 DNS servers seem to be under some kind of DOS attack, but I can't seem to find any description of, or rationale for the attack. Three specific remote hosts have been bombarding two of our ...
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How do you stop PINGs from causing a DOS on a Linux server?

Have a CentOS-5.x box that appears to be going down as a result of PINGs. If the server gets PINGs it stops replying to ssh/http connections. Appears iptable is one approach, but I want to make sure ...
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DDOS by several IPs with one connection [duplicate]

I have a site that was being hit with a DDOS the same time every day for the past month, and after spending a month researching and pinpointing the bug, we enacted a bash script which if the ...
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DDOS Mitigation Services [duplicate]

Over the past week we have been a victim of two seperate ddos attacks varying in scale. The last one was very large and very hard to mitigate. We are looking at solutions from veriSign and Akamai ...
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CentOS Server keeps grinding to a halt, then comes back up

CentOS 5.2 LAMP server The server slows down to a point where no services are responding. After a few minutes, it comes back and is running well. The server keeps doing this cycle, what could be ...
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Somebody eating all our bandwidth, what should I do?

OK, this is frustrating, my site got thousands of page views/connections in the last 3 days and finally we ran out of monthly bandwidth. We bought more bandwidth and closed the site for maintenance. ...
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Protecting against UDP flood

One of my servers is being flooded with udp packets on random ports. 12:11:54.190442 IP 182.48.38.227.60173 > localhost.51523: UDP, length 1 12:11:54.190447 IP 182.48.38.227.60173 > ...
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Apache relaying to prevent DoS

I've been wondering, is there a technology that relays (slows down) responses to a given IP according to the rate It makes requests? E.g I have an apache server with a "heavy" API service that I want ...
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In what way am I more likely to be DDoS'd? Via http or other ports? [duplicate]

I am writing a web service that has a lot of vicious competitors. Vicious as in: people have been getting DDoS'd within hours of setting up shop in this arena. The service will consist of: a ...
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Is my server being used as a proxy or is a DOS underway? Lots of traffic in my apache log

I have a slice with a hosting provider that has a basic lamp stack setup. I was checking my apache logs today and I'm getting total random (it seems) request to my apache server. For instance, here ...
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Can't figure out this attack, getting botnets and something else

About two months ago a site of mine started getting some sort of attack, and after further investigation I found it to be botnet zombies and something else which I can't figure out. My site is not ...
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defend dos attack

my website is crippled due to simple request from many ranges of ips, tens of thousands or more request per second. Is there a way to defend this kind of attack? Is there a way to trace back to the ...
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Is it normal to collapse VPS CPU with this script?

This is the script, it comes with mod_evasive: #!/usr/bin/perl #test.pl: small script to test mod_dosevasive's effectiveness use IO::Socket; use strict; for(0..100) { my($response); ...
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nginx: Prevent DoS by limiting worker processes/connections

If I limit my nginx worker processes to 1 and allow for 500 connections, what happens if I exceed this limit? Does the server return a 503 Service Unavailable? Basically, I'm trying to secure my ...
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Apache SSL Renogotiation (thc-ssl-dos)

Looking at thc-ssl-dos, it only affects SSL enabled web sites with renegotiations enabled. I have been checking a few servers and have the following questions; First; renegotiations are disabled by ...
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Kernel Printk: xx message suppressed

Hi I have a watchguard firewall, and I lost access to the firewall before xmas, therefore I visited the site, upgraded the firewall to the latest firmware but unfortunatly, I am now having similar ...
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Resolving a prolonged DDoS [duplicate]

I've been totally unable to use my server for the last couple of days. I've been contacting the owners of the IP's who are attacking me but its an uphill battle. Since I don't know who is doing the ...
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DoS - Apache threads hanging when not receiving TCP ACKs after sending HTTP response

In summary, I had a case where all Apache threads were hung because all of them were waiting for a TCP ACK from clients after having sent the HTTP page, and because of that, the Apache threads were ...
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Wich module to defend my apache server? [closed]

Well I find this 3 apache modules (mod_evasive, mod_qos, mod_security) but I want to know wich is better to defend my server from a Denial-of-service attack? Server version: Apache/2.2.17 (Win32) ...
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How do I locate a process on Debian Linux that is creating a large amount of network traffic? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My server's been hacked EMERGENCY We have a remote Linux (Debian) server, which is, apparently, being used as a platform to commit a DoS attack. We have been warned ...
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Tomcat denial of service

The last two days our Tomcat 5.5 Linux-based webserver has been broken down within minutes by starting thousands of downloads and stopping them. Some request paths in the access log end with a ...
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Apache's built-in anti-dos mechanism by returning code 403?

In the process of learning more about how to survive simple DoS attack for my Apache server, I found some script to initiate attack on my own server and I notice that Apache returns error code 403 ...
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iptables rate-limit module problem

I am using iptables' rate-limit module to prevent DoS attack (I know it cannot stop a full scale DDoS but at least it can help with smaller attacks). In my rules I have something like: ...
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Where can I find DoS attack simulator [closed]

I am taking a Security module and my project team intend to study DoS attacks by simulating them to better understand the mechanism, the damage and preventing mechanism, etc... Could someone please ...
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iptables logs but doesn't drop packets

I am trying to create some simple iptables DOS protection rules for my web server. I was doing testing on the following rules: iptables -N LOGDROP > /dev/null 2> /dev/null iptables -F LOGDROP ...
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Ec2 Denial of Service: Securing cloud based website from DOS attack

How can I prep up my website infrastructure running on an EC2 instance against DOS attacks? I run apache with nginx as reverse proxy
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Windows Server 2008 Denial of Service Detection

We have a Windows 2008 server that hosts a file share in which a SQL server database is stored and accessed from another SQL server on the same network. Periodically, the database become inaccessible ...
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DDoS Attacks on Game Servers [duplicate]

We run a fairly large game server hosting company with about 60 machines running Server 2008, and DDoS attacks something we have been dealing with for a long time. Unfortunately, due to the prices of ...
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Detecting DOS attack

On one of our systems we see many requests that take 75 seconds. Under low traffic responses are ca 0.3 seconds. What I am wondering is if someone is trying to keep connections open in order to ...
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Fail2ban advice on banning IP's and HTTP

I've recently installed fail2ban as a way of keeping one of our web servers secure from SSH attacks and HTTP attacks. At the moment I'm getting a lot of ssh attacks but fail2ban are banning and then ...
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Logging Timeout'd Request in Apache 2.X

I am migrating some applications from Apache 1.3 to 2.2. We used to run some tests where attacker opens some HTTP connection to our server, and do nothing. Apache 1.3 would log the following 408 ...
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what should be limit to use for IPTABLE rate limiting for a webserver

I see on my webserver some logs as follows 203.252.157.98 - :25:02 "GET //phpmyadmin/ HTTP/1.1" 404 393 "-" "Made by ZmEu @ WhiteHat Team - www.whitehat.ro" 203.252.157.98 - :25:03 "GET ...
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HTTP server, SYN flooding, and DoS attack questions

I am making an http server in c. It is in a pre-alpha stage but seemed to be stable enough to deploy on my server and run 4 minimal websites. It has been running seamlessly for two days until this ...
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Preventing Denial of Service Attacks

What's the most effecient way to prevent DoS attacks for game servers? Currently I do something like this: iptables -A INPUT -p udp --dport 27015 -m length --length 28 -j DROP Is it the best way?
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Ping size limit - FreeBSD

In the man page for FreeBSD ping: -s packetsize Specify the number of data bytes to be sent. The default is 56, which translates into 64 ICMP data bytes when combined with the 8 ...
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How can I recognize flooding? [closed]

how can I discover if my server is performing some illegal actions, like flooding?
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Is it possible to distinguish from “good” http requests and DoS attacks?

How could I know that a lot of requests in a short period of time come from a DoS attack and not from normal browser requests?
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Has anyone experienced unintentional traffic overload due to clients' use of wget?

I am wondering if it is wise to indiscriminately block wget on servers that I maintain. Has anyone experienced unintentional traffic overload due to clients' use of wget?
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SYN flooding still a threat to servers?

Well recently I've been reading about different Denial of Service methods. One method that kind of stuck out was SYN flooding. I'm a member of some not-so-nice forums, and someone was selling a python ...
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Is SYN flooding still a threat?

Well recently I've been reading about different Denial of Service methods. One method that kind of stuck out was SYN flooding. I'm a member of some not-so-nice forums, and someone was selling a python ...
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Servers harrassed by individual on constantly changing IPs

We run a community product. There is an individual (a little PoS kid) in the UK that is harassing our site for the last 6 months. His daily task is to create a new account, post a bunch of illegal / ...