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DDoS protection module suggestion

November 02, 2010 10:19PM
I've recently been hit pretty hard with a nasty DDoS attack on a site of mine.

With http://wiki.nginx.org/HttpLimitReqModule and http://wiki.nginx.org/HttpLimitZoneModule I was able to mitigate the attack reasonably well, but neither of these modules do what I'd really like to have done - temporarily serve only a plain 4xx or 5xx error message to any IP that is exhibiting clearly abusive behavior, like requesting the exact same page over and over again, or attempting to make a large amount of parallel connections (100+) at once. This should be in effect for a configurable amount of time, but just 10 minutes or so would have worked well against my recent attack, as each attacking bot only tends to attack for a few minutes before its replaced by another bot.

So my suggestion is either adding functionality to the Limit modules, or adding a new DDoS module which would use a set amount of memory to keep tab of all IPs that have requested anything in the past 10-15 seconds, and can mitigate DDoS attacks by analyzing recent request and connect patterns by IP.
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DDoS protection module suggestion

malte November 02, 2010 10:19PM

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Weibin Yao November 02, 2010 10:58PM

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malte November 02, 2010 11:21PM

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unclepieman November 03, 2010 12:02AM

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malte November 03, 2010 05:00PM

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unclepieman November 03, 2010 05:15PM

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malte November 03, 2010 10:30PM

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Redd Vinylene November 04, 2010 04:52AM

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malte November 04, 2010 03:47PM

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Weibin Yao November 04, 2010 10:28PM

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unclepieman November 05, 2010 12:10AM

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Weibin Yao November 05, 2010 01:08AM

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malte November 05, 2010 01:58AM

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unclepieman November 05, 2010 03:34AM

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Weibin Yao November 05, 2010 05:56AM

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Eugaia November 05, 2010 06:44AM

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姚伟斌 November 05, 2010 08:52AM

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malte November 05, 2010 12:16PM

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姚伟斌 November 05, 2010 09:50PM

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malte November 05, 2010 12:11PM

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unclepieman November 05, 2010 01:08PM

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malte November 05, 2010 05:52PM

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malte November 05, 2010 05:53PM

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Weibin Yao November 05, 2010 05:42AM

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Rainer Duffner November 03, 2010 05:42PM

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malte November 03, 2010 10:22PM

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ken107 December 26, 2010 04:49AM

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Weibin Yao December 26, 2010 09:32PM

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