I came across an article tonight that should make anybody who would like to have a web-server hosted from home think twice. Hosting on your own server means you host your DNS as well. Here is an article explaining how DNS server are hammered by hackers. Read bellow. (Article from Techrepublic.)
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Detect and mitigate a DDoS attack against your DNS server
By John Joyner
September 19, 2011, 6:00 AM PDT
Takeaway: John Joyner recently observed a real-world DDoS attack against an on-site DNS server. Here’s how you can protect yourself against these types of attacks or at least mitigate the threat.
If you host the Domain Name Service (DNS) on your own servers, you need to be aware of the very real threat of a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. If your DNS service is subject to a DDoS attack, you can expect, at minimum, a loss of email and web server services. If your DNS host is located on- premises, sharing the Internet connection of your users’ web browsing activity, a DDoS attack is equivalent to a complete loss of Internet service to your organization. This could be true even if the DNS service you expose to the Internet is just for testing or other limited purposes. ...
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