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

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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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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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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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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 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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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 / ...
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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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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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Best way to use large IP blacklist to deny access to a Windows 2008 web server?

Basically, I'm looking for a solution similar to the ones mentioned in a similar (but Linux-focussed thread) located here so that I can deny access to blacklisted IPs. I am specifically focussed on ...
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How do I block specific IPs and IP ranges in IIS7?

I'm trying to block various IP addresses from every site that I have hosted from an server running Windows 2008 and IIS7. I've found various information about how to do this using Deny rules from ...
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Finding Evidence of a Denial of Service Attack (Linux)

We had a Gentoo Linux server (that was updated weekly or bi weekly) that higher ups claimed did a denial of service attack on the whole local network and brought it down. Are there any log files we ...
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Repetitive / incessant hits to pages, blank referrer, non-malicious

I asked this question last week, and followed the debugging advice and now have additional information. I have an odd problem-- on a high traffic website (millions of visitors a month), every day we ...
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How to stop repetitive hits from same host to same URL?

I have an odd problem-- on a high traffic website (millions of visitors a month), every day we get about 20 or so situations where one host begins incessantly requesting the same page, over and over-- ...
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What is the best way to prevent somone abusing access to your site using scripts? [closed]

What is the best way to prevent someone abusing access to your site using scripts?
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Securing against DDoS [duplicate]

My client would like to have his eCommerce (custom-made) site secured from DDoS attacks. What strategies can I implement? There are multiple forms in the purchasing flow --- searching, drilling-down ...
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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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MSSQL 2005 on port 1433 gets DOS from infected servers

I have a SQL Server 2005 server hosted outside my firewall at a data center. It is fully up-to-date on patches, etc. There's some old MSSQL worm (Slammer?) that STILL infects thousands of servers ...
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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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(D)DOS - tcpdump established connections analysis (too many established connections)

¿How can I debug this problem? (I've got full tcpdump captures) I have a TCP server into which many clients establish persistent connections. Normally all these clients behave, and I never reach ...
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Identifying DDOS Attacks on Windows 2008 Servers [duplicate]

I recently was notified by my monitoring service that a few Windows 2008 servers (hyper-v instances) were down. I logged into the Hyper-V box and noticed everything was super slow. I opened task ...
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How to best defend against a “slowloris” DOS attack against an Apache web server?

Recently a script called "slowloris" has gained attention. The basic concept of what slowloris does is not a new attack but given the recent attention I have seen a small increase in attacks against ...
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AD Domain Controllers being Slammed

My Windows Server 2008 Domain Controllers are getting hundreds of log in attempts per minute. For the most part the IP addresses are not in the Event Log however the ones that do occasionally show up ...
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DDoS attacks [duplicate]

How to prevent DDoS attacks on Windows/IIS servers ?
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Do reports of packet flooding suggest a DOS attacK?

Our E1 connection is being closed by our firewall*. It happens intermittently every few days. I find log entries like this one around the same time as the dropout: Jun 2 09:53:35 sg580 kernel: ...
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What criteria do you use to determine if someone is hammering your server?

When you go through your logs, what criteria do you use to determine if it's you (ie: you need to beef up your server/s) or them (ie: they're verging on a DoS)? How many connections/second would you ...
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Is account lockout a denial of service attack waiting to happen?

The default behaviour of windows is to lockout an account after a number of failed authentication attempts (usually three).. This means that with the following net use \\targetmachine\c$ ...
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What are the best techniques for preventing denial of service attacks?

Currently I have been using (D)DoS-Deflate to manage such situations on numerous remote servers, along with Apache JMeter for load testing. Overall it has been working fairly well, although I'd like ...
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What does the arxiv.org anti-bot “search and destroy” actually do?

The lanl.arxiv.org math and scientific preprint service (formerly known as xxx.lanl.gov) has a strict policy against bots that ignore its robots.txt, Robots Beware. On that page, the have a link ...
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Blocking IP addresses Load Balanced Cluster

We're using HAproxy as a front end load balancer / proxy and are looking for solutions to block random IP addresses from jamming the cluster. Is anyone familiar with a conf for HAProxy that can block ...