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IT Observer: Using mod_evasive for Blocking HTTP DoS Attacks

Sep 27, 2006, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])

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"If you do business on the Web, you are, to some degree, vulnerable to Denials of Service attacks. If Apache server is part of your infrastructure, mod_evasive is an extremely effective third-party security module to mitigate the effects of DoS attacks.

"Mod_evasive is an Apache security module whose purpose is to fend off request-based DOS attacks or brute force attacks. In addition to its capability to block HTTP DoS attacks, it provides an interface to send attacking IP address to another security application such as firewall, routes and other network management tools..."

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