I am relativelly new to the Server Admin world and trying to catch on fast.
I have a customer that is consistently undergoing a DOS attack in which i would assume that more than one person is involved. These people are requesting files, thousands of times per second, that are not located on the server in any way (I.E. modules.php).
From what i can tell, the connections are being made through a proxy server and i can not find any way to counteract it. I have looked through these forums and found mention of APF firewall, and when i tried to install it i locked myself out... go figure
So that brings me to my next situation.
There are a couple of apache mods out that are supposed to assist in this and i would like to get some advice before i do this. They are
Apache DoS Evasive Maneuvers Module [v1.5.1-Stable] located at
has anyone had experience with this on a cpanel server?
will it cause problems?
and it needs the apache src tree i think, and i have not the foggiest idea where it would be located on a cpanel server when logged in as root.
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