January 17th, 2005 08:16 AM
regarding DDoS attacks
how can we know that a website is being DDoS attacked? is there any security software, aside from firewall, that can track a web server behaviour..?? what type of web/network server would you strongly recommend?
you can fool some people sumtime...but u cant fool all da people all da time - marley
January 17th, 2005 08:26 PM
well any network traffic monitor would do the trick. I mean if you see an enourmous spike in data aimed at the server, and it doesnt stop...you are probably being DDoS'ed.
January 17th, 2005 08:33 PM
And that it's from multiple sources (e.g., multiple IP addresses or subnets).
I mean if you see an enourmous spike in data aimed at the server, and it doesnt stop...you are probably being DDoS'ed.
For?! Apache has a good reputation in general. If you mean to withstand the attack, I don't know if one product stands above others in this regard since it's a question of pure volume. In this case it's a matter of having a good ISP that knows enough to detect and help you deal with this before you have to ask.
what type of web/network server would you strongly recommend?
January 18th, 2005 02:01 AM
Wanting to withstand a DDOS attack is kinda like wanting to withstand an Earthquake at ground zero.
A good foundation helps alot, you've already shown this by wanting to know about server software (i think thats what you were meaning), but also look at your network setup.
If you setting up, or preparing a network, most likely some computers will need a connection to the internet to serve data. Ie Web Server / Email Server etc etc. So you will require a DMZ or a semi-DMZ. Also, if you read alot about DDOS attacks, many successful (well as successful as they can be) are done when blocking to packets at the ISP. Made the time to speak to the techies or setup a worese-case plan ?
[Also, as i was writing this, it also occured to me that some devices/software have some wierd effects to DDOS attacks, ie resetting to default settings etc etc. So check google, and other sites for the hardware/software your looking for. But a simple, patch / firmware upgrade should fix it]*
* The comments in the  are based on little research and many assumptions. So do abit of research on that topic first. Sorry if i manage to mislead you.