Or DoS back at em. :-D

On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 3:57 PM, Ashley Sheridan
<a...@ashleysheridan.co.uk> wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-11-25 at 16:38 -0600, LAMP wrote:
>> hi guys,
>> this morning I got complains from website owner and tons of visitors -
>> nobody was able to access the website. it will just timeout.
>> I contacted hosting company  for more info but they said the virtual
>> privet server, where the website is, has a lot of traffic and 512MB of
>> RAM is not enough and I have to make an upgrade to at least 1GB etc.
>> it does a make a sense.
>> though, at 4pm I, nor 10 other people I asked for help, was able to
>> access to the website.
>> it was a little bit fishy about BIG traffic whole day long (the website
>> is far from it) and, since I don't have a problem accessing WHM/cPanel
>> of the server, I downloaded apache access file (stupid, I supposed to do
>> it in the morning) and found 20-30 IP addresses, repeatedly were trying
>> to access one (only one) page (something like article.php). and they
>> were requesting the same page so frequently - nobody else was able to
>> access to the website. it looked to me like a little DOSS attack - where
>> attacker wanted just to make the website busy, not to crush the server.
>> I contacted hosting company again. they said there is nothing they can
>> do about this-  even I'm paying them to manage my virtual server (I can
>> manage this way by my self too). of course they can if I pay extra :-(
>> now, my question is: is there anything I can do to stop these attacks
>> using php? something? anything?
>> thanks
>> L
> There's nothing you could do with PHP to fix this really, as trying to
> block IP addresses from there would be expensive for the processor and
> memory of the server.
> You could use the cPanel to block access to the offending IP addresses
> though.
> Thanks,
> Ash
> http://www.ashleysheridan.co.uk

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