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Patch against server DOS

August 15, 2014 02:16PM

My NGINX got a denial of service. The machine proxied large files using "proxy_store".
Someone was creating an artifical request for a rarely used file, causing NGINX to download a big file from upstream, then he immediately closed the connection. NGINX continued to download this file.
Then he did the same again with some other rarely used file.
Within a couple of minutes I had thousands of connections, downloading huge files from the backend.

My solution was, to add a small feature:
proxy_ignore_client_abort 10%;
If the server did not download at least 10% from the backend-machine, he closes the connection to the backend as soon as the client closed the connection to the server, even if "proxy_store" was used.

The patch:

Thanks a lot
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Patch against server DOS

double August 15, 2014 02:16PM

Re: Patch against server DOS

B.R. August 16, 2014 04:24AM

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