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Re: [suse-security] Under DDoS Attack
  • From: Allen <gorebofh@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2005 23:03:29 -0400
  • Message-id: <20051028030329.GA15535@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thu, Oct 27, 2005 at 11:59:54PM +0200, b@rry wrote:
> >As I said - its a root server. Nothing in front but the pure internet...
> Why not have a firewall in front of it? Root server or no, something that
> can manage the connections to the box with relatively low connection

> timeouts?

Maybe just maybe, because a firewall isn't going to do a THING against a
DDOS attack? And for the other person who said call the ISP so they can
"set the router to block the packets"..... Lol, if it was hat easy Yahoo,
Microsoft and SCO wouldn't have been taken down.

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