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Am I getting too old ....

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  1. Banana

    Banana Active Member

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    ..... for all this website affiliate/domain malarkey?

    Bit of the chat transcript below between me and my webhosts ....



    I've got a rough idea of what a dos attack is ... so have placed Banana towers on orange alert (can't find a red light bulb)

    But "nullrouted from the network" and "unnull route"? Should I know this stuff? :(
     
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  3. accelerator United Kingdom

    accelerator Well-Known Member

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    No, because it gives keen young people at hosting companies a job.

    I could have a go at explaining it for you, but I find it's better to "abstract" these issues to the tech enthusiasts at the hosting company.

    Rgds
     
  4. monaghan United Kingdom

    monaghan Moderator Staff Member

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    Put simply...

    null route simply suggests that the border router is reconfigured to dump a section of the traffic thus stopping the "bad" traffic outside the provider's network reducing the impact to other kit on the provider's network. Unfortunately that tends to mean if something on the same network address range as you is getting attacked you may also be affected, but the majority of other customers will remain OK.

    They then remove this null route (reconfigure the routers to allow the traffic back into the network) when the border router shows all clear and then your site pops back up onto the interweb thingy and you continue to make a huge profit from your affiliate site.
     
  5. Banana

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    Thank you both :)


    That's my level of tech talk ... thank you! :cool:
     
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    monaghan Moderator Staff Member

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    No problem, hope all comes back on line again soon.
     
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    Null route = Cisco-speak for a blackhole route, i.e. traffic gets dropped.
    Unnulling a route = Can't be arsed to say route to the right place :)

    Modern lingo is so doubleplus ungood.

    P.
     
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