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Offline mariagchester

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DDoS attacks
« on: April 25, 2014, 02:58:37 AM »
How can we control ddos attacks...What are the areas of destruction by ddos.
« Last Edit: April 25, 2014, 03:02:56 AM by mariagchester »

Offline MrPhil

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Re: DDoS attacks
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2014, 05:23:30 AM »
There's not much you can do, except to report suspected DDoS attacks to the sysadmins (if they don't know about them already), along with any information on where they may be coming from (IP address ranges) or specific content that LP might be able to detect and block. Unfortunately, they may end up blocking legitimate visitors, too, so you may have to make major changes to your site if the attacks don't die down soon.
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Offline tomrichards

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Re: DDoS attacks
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2014, 09:46:14 PM »
In a DDoS attack, the incoming traffic flooding the victim originates from many different sources potentially hundreds of thousands or more. This effectively makes it impossible to stop the attack simply by blocking a single IP address; plus, it is very difficult to distinguish legitimate user traffic from attack traffic when spread across so many points of origin.