Eric at on 9 Aug 2012 14:59:36 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] emerg web server repair

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Our thought is to just temporarily remain down (but not have our VM
hammered and our account suspended) and then come back up when they
tire of screwing with us.  I was thinking they would tire of us
fairly quickly but I suppose that could backfire if they
decide to keep it up for a month :-(


On 08/09/2012 05:55 PM, Paul Jungwirth wrote:
> I'm a developer, not a sysadmin, so forgive my ignorance: is turning aside a DDOS really that easy? I've hear other smart people in IT say that there's actually very little you can do, and there are huge sites that have suffered extended downtime because of a DDOS attack.
> I guess the difference in your proposed DNS solution is that your site is still unavailable, so the DDOS has been successful.
> Paul
> On Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 2:44 PM, Eric at <> wrote: On 08/09/2012 05:39 PM, Douglas Muth wrote:
>>>> On Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 4:31 PM, Eric at <> wrote:
>>>>> Is there a "sink" somewhere where the domain can be pointed that will simply absorb or ignore the DDOS attack?  Perhaps if there is a DDOS attack we could just de-register the domain until the DDOS stops?   Other ideas?
>>>> But I wouldn't consider changing DNS unless such an attack happens. Also keep in mind what your TTL is, since it will take at least that long for the changes to propagate.
>>>> -- Doug
> Doug:
> Yeah, thanks for the TTL reminder - we'd better shorten that now in preparation. Love the idea of - that means the DDOS bots attack themselves :-)
> Thanks, Eric
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