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Protecting Linux Against DoS/DDoS Attacks

Jun 28, 2011, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Jamie Adams for this link. ]

:When I first heard ridiculous-sounding terms like smurf attack, fraggle attack, Tribal Flood Network (TFN), Trinoo, TFN2K, and stacheldraht, I didn't take them too seriously for a couple of reasons -- I worked mainly on non-Internet facing systems, and I was never a victim. I thought it was primarily a network or application administrator's problem.

"I am not too proud to admit that I was completely wrong. The truth is that I only had a grasp of the impact of such attacks but I didn't know anything about the methods and the things that can and should be done at the operating system level. "

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