Douglas Muth on 28 Nov 2013 11:23:52 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Am I the Victim of DNS DOS?

On Thu, Nov 28, 2013 at 7:32 AM, Casey Bralla <> wrote:
> I think my DNS servers were attacked, but can't figure out why anyone would
> want to. Can somebody help me understand what happened?

My thoughts:

- If you want to monitor traffic levels, you'll need to install DD-WRT
on your router, enable SNMP, and install Cacti.  Optionally, enable
SNMP on your server.

- Running public facing servers from your home network is increasingly
a bad idea, because not only can DDoS attacks cripple you, attackers
may try to get to other machines on your home network.

- If you really want to host low traffic sites, use a low cost webhost
like NearlyFreeSpeech or a low cost VPS provider like Linode or
DigitealOcean.  The cost will likely be cheaper than owning your own
physical server, and a DDoS event won't completely knock you off of
the Internet.

-- Doug
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