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Jeffin

Well-known member
#4
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.
 

steven s

Well-known member
#10
mod security firewall is not a secret !!
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.
 

AnthonyCea

Well-known member
#11
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.
 

steven s

Well-known member
#12
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.
So not necessarily multiple requests from the same ip address? But a flood of requests that would be abnormal for that site?
 

AnthonyCea

Well-known member
#13
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.
 

AnthonyCea

Well-known member
#18
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 ??
 

Kier

XenForo Developer
Staff member
#19
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 ??
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.