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

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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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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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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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Why are NginX and Lighttpd not affected by Slowloris?

I am investigating the vulnerability to Slowloris and I think I understand how and why this sort of attack works. What I don't understand is why Lighttpd and NginX are not affected (according to the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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ESXi server under DoS attack, can I use SSH to determine where from? [duplicate]

My VMWare ESXi 4 server appears to be under a Denial of Service attack. I am getting massive packet loss to the server (60+%) and am barely able to load any services on the VMs running on the host. I ...
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Identifying DOS attack [duplicate]

I'm suspecting that one of my servers is attacked some time ago. My question is how can I identify a DOS or DDOS attack while under attack or after the attack has finished?
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How do I prevent against a DOS attack through Outlook Web Access?

If I configure an Active Directory Lockout Policy, then someone can use repeated bad login attempts to lock users out. How do I block an IP if enough bad login attempts come from it? Can I do 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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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] ...