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comment What amount of effort and money should one invest against DDoS threats?
@JamesRyan: ok I was simplifying things, as I said the goal is to get a rough idea of reasonable amounts to spend for protection. At the very least, it should guide you into investing more money into problem A rather than problem B, if pA*mA > pB*mB don't you think? If you're not going to weigh probability and damage somehow, what other strategy would you recommend? You would probably want to replace dollars by some kind of utility function because 100$ today may be a lot more useful to you for some reason than 200$ one year from now, if you need to invest the money on some project.
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revised What amount of effort and money should one invest against DDoS threats?
Rewrote most of the question, because it was put on hold. Made it less exciting to read, more general, and less useful. I frankly believe that the original question was more useful for everyone, I'm sorry that it was rejected.
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comment What amount of effort and money should one invest against DDoS threats?
Thanks a lot for your answer. It's 3 or 4 times less than @Jacob's answer, but it gives me the order of magnitude: we are talking about thousands of dollars. OMG... I'm losing faith in mankind. :-(
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comment What amount of effort and money should one invest against DDoS threats?
@lain: I am a long time fan and user of SO and SF, I'm sorry you find this question is crappy, I can see why, but I honestly disagree. As I explained in my question, I believe that every good sysadmin should know the answer to this question, so it is a legitimate question to ask oneself. Please check my history, I really try not to ask crappy questions. And I did ask people not to give hackers any help by giving any link that could encourage people to DDoS.
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asked What amount of effort and money should one invest against DDoS threats?
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comment Where should I setup a staging environment in Amazon VPC? And testing?
Hi, there are a few services that are currently common to prod, staging and testing : dns, git, chef server, ntp. If I setup different VPCs, then I will have to either duplicate them (for git and chef server, that would be a real pain), or set them up in one VPC and make them available to the other VPCs through Internet. Configuring everything in one VPC avoids this issue. I'm still hesitating. I guess there's no absolute answer. I wish Amazon would enable secure cross-VPC communications (or I could setup an OpenVPN connection between VPCs?).
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comment Where should I setup a staging environment in Amazon VPC? And testing?
Ok, I get it: there used to be a limit of 1 VPC per region per AWS account, but that was during beta, and this limit was lifted. Here are the current VPC limits: docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/…
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comment Where should I setup a staging environment in Amazon VPC? And testing?
Oh you're right, I don't know where I got this wrong assumption. Thanks.
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asked Where should I setup a staging environment in Amazon VPC? And testing?
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accepted How can I configure git to reject large files?
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asked How can I configure git to reject large files?
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asked Can I get a clear summary of how and when each part of a chef cookbook is loaded/executed?
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comment Communications between Amazon EC2 VMs in VPCs across different regions?
+1 I had not thought about ssh tunnels, I like the idea, it's pretty simple to setup. Thanks.