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site downtimes

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Jeffin, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. Jeffin

    Jeffin Well-Known Member

    I think the sites experiencing some downtimes.
     
  2. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

  3. Jeffin

    Jeffin Well-Known Member

  4. Jeffin

    Jeffin Well-Known Member

    If you don't mind would you later on share with us, what you did in technical terms to stop the attacks? It could be useful for us later.
     
  5. AnthonyCea

    AnthonyCea Well-Known Member

    Does this mean you are installing mod_security firewall ?
     
  6. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    I would think it best not to disclose any security precautions.
    Let the evil doers find another way in.
     
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  7. AnthonyCea

    AnthonyCea Well-Known Member

    mod security firewall is not a secret !!
     
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    We could tell you, but then we'd have to kill you ;)
     
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  9. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    No, we have hardware protection we can enable to prevent the attack even reaching the server.
     
  10. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    Who says that is being installed? Or was installed?
    I'm just saying that I don't think anything being done to protect the site should be public since it is clear that there are those looking to cause harm.
    A thread on protecting one's site is different.
     
  11. AnthonyCea

    AnthonyCea Well-Known Member

    Well, I just lost a post Steven, so I will repost what I was trying to say when the server timed out again.

    Many web hosts have mod_security on shared servers to limit requests so the server stays online when there is a DDoS attack so hundreds or thousands of sites on the server do not lose service due to hacker attacks.
     
  12. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    So not necessarily multiple requests from the same ip address? But a flood of requests that would be abnormal for that site?
     
  13. AnthonyCea

    AnthonyCea Well-Known Member

    The server admin can set limits within the software firewall I believe, I am not a server administrator, so you would have to ask Kier.
     
  14. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

  15. Salty

    Salty Active Member

    Slay those beasts.
     
  16. Jerry

    Jerry Well-Known Member

    <fast show>This week I have mostly been eating inbound</fast show>
     
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  17. Jeffin

    Jeffin Well-Known Member

    :D
     
  18. AnthonyCea

    AnthonyCea Well-Known Member

    Can you explain inbound versus outbound bandwidth for those who are not server administrators Kier and what that spike means in terms easy to understand ??
     
  19. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    It means that the server was suddenly hit with a massive burst of incoming junk traffic, the weight of which caused legitimate traffic to be flooded out.
     
  20. AnthonyCea

    AnthonyCea Well-Known Member

    Were the URL's RFI malformed URL's or URL's of forum threads ?
     

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