Discussion in 'NameDrive' started by aquanuke, Dec 23, 2005.
Been down since about 1am. DB error on ND and error msg on all parked domains.
Yes I am getting the same!
I'm getting reallly tired of this. Obviously some people have no idea of Christmas cheer. We are doing everything we can to get over this again.
People are obviously making a concerted effort to carry out their evil plan to put us out of business by 2006, so please don't move any domains away or see us as the bad guys on this issue as that is precisely what these idiots want to achieve. We have carried out significant measures to ensure that this sort of thing doesn't affect us, but the attacks have been getting bigger and bigger and ever-more aggressive. Some people obviously just can't deal with competition on a level playing field and have to resort to this.
Sorry everryone, we will be back up as soon as possible and make sure that we are, again, the only ones who end up losing out in this matter.
Good luck in sorting this out & good luck in fighting them off...
ND, I don't want to state the obvious but have you setup multiple replicated databases on different servers. This will help first with load balancing but also if you come under a concerted DOS attack then if your database breaks another one will automaticlly takes it's place and without the user ever knowing.
I could be wrong but I believe it's also possible to have a cached copy of your entire website on another server, only to be used in the event the main website goes down. Both of these features are normally found on highend enterprise servers, the downside is that they cost anything upto £100k a month to rent.
Also, can't you actively block out the IP addresses where the DOS attack is coming from. To be honest and I'm not knocking you or anything but it really shouldn't be that much of a problem to overcome these attacks, afterall Google, Yahoo, Amazon and Microsoft to name but a few all seem to be able to cope pretty well without any loss of service. They only have a problem when a major virus/worm is launched at them.
Best of luck anyway.
DDoS attacks normally initiated from zombie PC's, all over the world, so you can't effectively ban IP blocks.. and even single IP bans can have dramatic consequences. If you ban someone, whose computer used to support attack,
this will mean you lose the customer who will eventually come to one of the parked pages and generate revenue..
It's all not that easy. You are right that G and similar managed to cope
with that sort of traffic, but do not forget about resources (money) they have
I block out ip addresses on some of my message boards and ended up blocking a huge number of ISPs without knowing the extent of it.
DDOS from zombie pcs is bad news.
Close inspection of what they are send may give you an indication of what to filter for and send the request off to a dedicated sandbox server that can try to detect patterns.
But the filtering takes a whole load of resources.
But hopefully you should be able to filter before it gets to your main database server - some clues/pattern in the message/packets.
I have just added more names to ND in order to prove my resolve!!
Best of luck
Sorry for my silence. I've been travelling for 10 hours to get down to snow-bound Austria and spending the following 3 hours trying to get the Internet up in one of Europe's most third-world countries.
The attack has again been repelled, the stats are being updated as we speak. Sorry again for my silence and for the continued nastiness being directed our way.
I'll be more responsive tomorrow once I've slept and found out how Austrian internet works.
Thanks for your support, this is horribly frustrating for us as we don't feel we've deserved wave after wave of attack. It is certainly looking like paying the money to bring these people to justice is the only way to go. An investment, but one that should hopefully prove to be worth it.
Have a great Christmas Eve. I'll be around all through the festive period...
the fact that someone somewhere feels unsurprisingly threatened and has to resort to attacks on the DN system is certainly a complement to you guys.
Perhaps a few open reports posted suggesting Police involvement etc might stem the flow... While turning the negative attacks into positive promotion?
Ed, good luck and have a cool festive break
Happy Christmas Ed
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