On Sat, Mar 08, 2008, Robin Becker wrote:
>Sorry if this is too off topic, but I would like to find out what to do 
>when you suspect a possible dos attack on your system. I know there are 
>many experienced sysadmins here.
>Although my system (freebsd 6.0/apache 2.0.x) did in fact hold up, what 
>steps should I be taking? The originating ip doesn't seem to be reverse 

The first thing to do is ``whois ipaddress'' which probably will
identify the owner of the ip block.

One can also identify name servers by reversing the octets in the
IP address, then querying for the name server(s) responsible for
the reverse dns.  This if the IP address is, one would
try the following searches until one returns something useful.

        dig 4.3.2.in-addr.arpa. ns
        dig 3.2.in-addr.arpa. ns
        dig 2.in-addr.arpa. ns

The next step would be to attempt to contact the owners of the
name servers.

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