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How to Stop Denial of Service attacks?

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by Farmer77, Jan 19, 2007.

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    If I have a good reason to believe my forum will be under attack, how do I go about stopping it?
    SEMrush
     
    Farmer77, Jan 19, 2007 IP
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  2. Endurer

    Endurer Well-Known Member

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    Which forum software are you using? As far as my understanding goes, user login and search forms come under such attacks mostly & almost all of the BBS facilitates admins with pre-defined time limit for form (i.e. make a search or log in attempts) usage.
     
    Endurer, Jan 20, 2007 IP
  3. T0PS3O

    T0PS3O Feel Good PLC

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    Depends on your host. Discuss a contingency plan with them. Perhaps you need to upgrade your hardware and/or software setup to be prepared.
     
    T0PS3O, Jan 20, 2007 IP
  4. Mia

    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    Depending on the type of DoS, you cannot "stop" them. If you are having problems, contact your upstream. That is about the only recourse. They will know what to do.
     
    Mia, Jan 20, 2007 IP
  5. Nickower

    Nickower Banned

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    Make it so "guests" cant search, post or do anything that could put strain on your server. If possible, make the page guests see low-fi, and image sizes to a minimum. Also contact your host and ask what safeguards they have in place.
     
    Nickower, Jan 23, 2007 IP
  6. casperl

    casperl Peon

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    I would go in this way too..
     
    casperl, Jan 24, 2007 IP
  7. chopsticks

    chopsticks Active Member

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    Curious...

    How would you go about checking if it an actualy DOS attacK? Come to think of it, they'd be accessing the same page most of the time wouldn't they?

    So like you can just display an error page instead of the actual content.
     
    chopsticks, Jan 24, 2007 IP
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    to stop a ddos attack you will need hardware installed in your local pipline (internet pipline) before it reaches your modem/router.

    Q: where do I get this done

    A: only your isp can install the hardware and it costs millions
     
    ksimz, May 17, 2009 IP
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    make sure your hardware firewalls are setup correctly if you are on a dedicated server

    if you are on a vps make sure u strengthen it and user peerguardian blocklists on it

    shared hosting should be ok but be prepared for some shit from your host
     
    StevieHotstuff, May 24, 2009 IP
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    Hi,

    I am having a Pro dedicated server with Hostgator, and yesterday my server get down, when I send them a support ticket, they said that its a Ddos attack, and now its nearly 17 hours, still the server is down.

    Ddos attack is common issue which we are facing, I don't think so that it takes +17 hours :(.

    Now I am planing to change my Host, currently I am looking for dedicated now, and they people said that reo-roy is the solution and it will not take ore then hour.

    I am very much confused here, can someone plz suggest me what to do, Change the Host or wait more.

    Waiting for reply.
     
    bnimbhal, May 18, 2011 IP