Sean Collins on 5 Aug 2009 19:13:00 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Hosting on compast

On Aug 5, 2009, at 3:26 PM, Matthew Berlin wrote:

>  standarad ports for
> serving almost anything (mysql)

To be quite frank, you do not want your MySQL port open to the world,  
there are a number of automated attacks that DoS mysqld by opening  
connections until no threads are left to listen for legitimate  
connections. Even when all a thread does is echo back "You are not  
authorized to connect to this server".  I had this happen to my server  
on July 4th. I ended up blocking the port with the firewall since  
mysqld kept getting killed by the kernel for OOM.

Thank You,
Sean Collins

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