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Huge DoS problem

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by 2fast, May 4, 2008.

  1. 2fast

    2fast Member

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    Software you can try is

    http://www.modsecurity.org/

    takes a little bit of tweaking but its pretty good not as good as top layer hardware but if its not a major DDoS you should be good to go or atleast help.
     
  2. pootsey

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    Okay, basically I manage a website which runs on the cpanel/whm interface and was wondering if there was anything my host could do to prevent DoS attacks on the server...at the moment we are having huge DoS attacks on our website therefore taking the whole website down for quite long periods of time.

    My host just seems to be manually blocking the DoS'ers IP's manually but this is just too tedious and not efficient enough.

    Is there any program for example that he can install which will block andy ip which sends a certain amount of requests within a given time period?

    Thanks alot for your help.
     
  3. nyjimbo

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    Move your website to a host that knows what he is doing. Assuming from your post and the signature at the bottom of it, you are a reseller, using a web hosting company who is likely not knowledgable about servers. Your host should be asking his upstream or server provider for help if he cannot manage it himself or he should be hiring a server management company to deal with this. You should not be the one to figure out how to solve this problem. Unless he takes charge and attacks the problem you are likely to keep seeing DDOS problems until either you leave or he realizes its not going to go away on it's own and it's his responsibility.
     
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  4. pootsey

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    Yeah, I'm running from a reseller at the moment...My host does know what he is doing the majority of the time but now he doesn't seem to know what the hell to do and has literally just left for the night knowing the server is still being attacked.

    So do you suggest I change host or make him get his backside into gear and ask for help from LayeredTech (who own the server)
     
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