Rich Freeman on 9 Aug 2012 15:06:02 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] emerg web server repair

On Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 5:55 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.

It is.  In fact there is an even easier solution - just unplug the
network cable.

The problem with both solutions is that you essentially DOS yourself
to keep out the DDOS.  Maybe if you get them to attack the US
Government somebody else will take care of your problem out-of-band.

Actually continuing to serve traffic under a DDOS is very difficult indeed.

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