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Flex/ActionScript/ColdFusion/SQL programmer.

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comment Why does SYSTEM “Privilege Use” event cause another program to crash?
@NathanC I see the crash in the System Event Log, and I receive an alert that it crashed every time I log on to the machine.
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asked Why does SYSTEM “Privilege Use” event cause another program to crash?
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comment How can I mitigate DNS Server outages?
The only problem here is that, while the websites are HOSTED internally, they are publicly accessible websites with hundreds of daily users. I'm trying to make this seamless for the end users.
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comment How can I mitigate DNS Server outages?
@MichaelHampton I'm guessing they do not, since this has happened twice in the past few months and the domains were inaccessible for hours at a time.
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asked How can I mitigate DNS Server outages?
Nov
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comment How can I prevent an unintentional DDOS running ColdFusion 8 with IIS 6?
There are too many files (tens of thousands) to maintain this way. The files come in automatically via FTP, and they contain propietary information, which I don't think the client would want to exist in the cloud.
Nov
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answered How can I prevent an unintentional DDOS running ColdFusion 8 with IIS 6?
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comment How can I prevent an unintentional DDOS running ColdFusion 8 with IIS 6?
@ShaneMadden We do indeed know the cause of the outage - too many requests for a large (5MB) file within a very short window. it clogged the pipe. I confirmed this in the log files where I see about 400 total requests within less than an hour for the same URL, which attempts to load the large file.
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revised How can I prevent an unintentional DDOS running ColdFusion 8 with IIS 6?
Adding option 4
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comment How can I prevent an unintentional DDOS running ColdFusion 8 with IIS 6?
@ShaneMadden The website runs on a dedicated 3 Mbps line. Seems low, but as you can tell from the usage report above, we normally don't exceed 1 Mbps. I guess throwing more bandwidth at the problem could help. But we're already paying through the nose for the 3 Mbps line. I can't imagine the CTO would approve spending more. Looking for a more cost-effective method here.
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revised How can I prevent an unintentional DDOS running ColdFusion 8 with IIS 6?
Adding usage report image
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comment How can I prevent an unintentional DDOS running ColdFusion 8 with IIS 6?
@joeqwerty funny you say that, as this is a propietary website for use only by the client - a financial company. It is used primarily for ordering and viewing their marketing materials, but occasionally, they upload a video for their employees. So, the employees really have no other choice but to use the website. That's why option 3 is even up there.
Nov
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revised How can I prevent an unintentional DDOS running ColdFusion 8 with IIS 6?
Updated question to reflect that the environment is actually Windows 2003 R2, not Windows 2000
Nov
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comment How can I prevent an unintentional DDOS running ColdFusion 8 with IIS 6?
@ShaneMadden I apologize, we're running Windows Server 2003 R2, not 2000
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asked How can I prevent an unintentional DDOS running ColdFusion 8 with IIS 6?
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asked How can I tell which ColdFusion hotfixes are installed?