Denial of Service Attack
Does any one know ways to stop or reduce Denial of Service Attacks?
Was the DOS attack on your WebPort (port 80)?
If this is the case the only way (that I am aware of) that you can deal with this is to track down the IP number in your logs where the attack is originating from and block this so that if whoever is behind this number continues they are denied access via your WebPort (port 80)..
If they are finding other Ports open you need to immediately do a system wide server search for any open ports and slam the door...
Not sure which server you are running (IIS or Linux)...they have different ways of dealing with this in their documentation...
We just went through a similar process several weeks back and are now in the legal process of dealing with the ***hole who was behind our DOS attack..
Was the DOS attack : Linux
My host is Linux.
No DOS attack yet, just trying to find if there is any way to stop DOS attacks before people get hit this way.
We have Spy Scanner, Virus Scanners and Hard Drive Scanners to help prevent problems, how about a DOS attack scanner?