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comment Does changing default port number actually increase security?
@Pacerier Linking to your own comments as a "source" really isn't carrying much weight with me, nor are the points new. You say custom ports is indicative of a lax, "I don't need to do more" attitude. I say it's equally possible for it to indicate a "I've at least thought about security" attitude that's lacking in a lot of VPS owners.
22h
comment How to duplicate a DoS attack
You may want to let your host know you're testing this out. You might get flagged as a real attacker and have your IP null routed.
22h
comment How to duplicate a DoS attack
curl, ab and siege can all be used. There are also third-party services like blitz.io.
1d
comment Which AWS entities may have security group associated?
You're definitely forgetting ElasticCache.
1d
comment Installing multiple versions of operating system?
Setting up a dual boot doesn't involve installing one OS "on top" of the other.
1d
comment Installing multiple versions of operating system?
The top OF WHAT?
1d
comment Installing multiple versions of operating system?
Well, for starters, the top of what?
1d
comment AWS Windows Server using Apache with Elastic IP
Check your security groups.
1d
comment Does changing default port number actually increase security?
@Pacerier Nothing's free, but some things are damned close. I'm really not sure why you're reviving a five year old discussion to say what's already been discussed.
1d
comment Shared hosting vs VPS
"Whereas in shared hosting I have unlimited storage?" Anyone promising unlimited storage is bullshitting you. It's impossible.
1d
comment How to upgrade LAMP on CentOS?
access.redhat.com/security/updates/backporting
Feb
6
comment When s3cmd checks a bucket with thousands of files to sync it, does this count as one list request or thousands?
github.com/s3tools/s3cmd/issues/476 seems to indicate a request per file is possible. "Yes, for all 'sync' commands, we are retrieving the metadata for each object." "We shouldn't be calling object_info() on all objects during a sync in the 1.5.2 release." seems to indicate it may be less hefty if you're on 1.5.2+, but I'd want to benchmark it to know for sure.
Feb
6
comment When s3cmd checks a bucket with thousands of files to sync it, does this count as one list request or thousands?
Note: LIST requests are limited to 1,000 objects, so it's going to be at least 100 requests, not one.
Feb
6
comment How to ping / traceroute an AWS ELB
@vy32 This answer is from 2013, when it was entirely accurate.
Feb
6
comment Is code 444 DDoS-safe?
Read and implement the suggestions on blog.cloudflare.com/ddos-prevention-protecting-the-origin instead of trying to make a hacky way around it.
Feb
6
comment Is code 444 DDoS-safe?
1. I can access an IP with a Host header of my choosing (using cURL, or just modifying my local hosts file) just fine. 2. No, a 444 isn't going to fully protect you against DDoS, as your server's still receiving the traffic and having to send a response. Enough traffic to it will still saturate its networking links.
Feb
6
comment Automatically Running a Script On a Server?
Does it actually have to be browser-based? Why can't you do it server-side with HTTP requests or something?
Feb
5
comment Fight back DDOS attack
@Nulik If you're DDOSing my IP, how do I get to the page?
Feb
4
comment Is EC2 storage really 3 cents per GB?
"Are there additional costs, what if the data is heavily accessed?" Scroll down to "Request Pricing" and "Data Transfer Pricing". AWS pricing is pretty transparent.
Feb
4
comment Is EC2 storage really 3 cents per GB?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's a billing question.